About: Peter Hustinx

Digital 11-04-2014

Online consumer choice stifled by lack of competition

SPECIAL REPORT / Consumer choice to access the best services at the most convenient prices depends on the availability of competing offers, a pillar of antitrust policy that is increasingly put into question by the growing power of online “free” services. 

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Data protection 14-06-2013

EU data watchdog very concerned over PRISM scandal

EXCLUSIVE / European institutions are tracking users of their web sites, in breach of the EU's own data protection rules, EURACTIV has learned. The fact has been confirmed by Europe’s data protection watchdog, in an interview with EURACTIV, while Brussels is reviewing privacy legislation to tackle the abuse.

Digital 25-04-2012

ACTA: EU privacy watchdog warns of internet spying threat

A global trade deal to stop copyright theft could give internet providers the right to spy on users, breaching European Union law, the EU's data privacy chief said yesterday (24 April).

EU ministers agree to share passenger data with the US

EU home affairs ministers yesterday (13 December) gave the go-ahead to a controversial agreement between the EU and the US on passenger data records, sparking some criticism in the European Parliament which is now set to consider the deal.
 

Digital 03-06-2011

Data Retention Directive does not respect privacy: EU watchdog

The European data protection supervisor, Peter Hustinx, has determined that current EU legislation on the retention of personal data contradicts rights to privacy and data protection. EURACTIV France reports.

Digital 26-04-2011

Hustinx: Data retention is the EU’s most invasive tool

The EU's rules on data retention, forged to combat terrorism, are in trouble in several member states. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, the bloc's Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, debunks European Commission claims and admits there are serious problems with "the most privacy-invasive instrument ever".

Digital 10-10-2008

Hustinx: Tracking people ‘easier’ with RFID

The European Commission should clarify the application of existing data protection rules to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies to avoid "big social dangers", European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx told EURACTIV in an interview.