Data protection Archives

  • MEP Alexander Alvaro: “We will bring the Council to Court, if it must be”

    Digital 25-11-2005

    On 24 November 2005 the Europen Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted on the Commission's draft directive on data retention. The outcome of the vote is unlikely to please in particular the UK Presidency, because the committee decided to furtherly limit the retention obligationin the commission draft, which was already a watered-down version of the draft framework decison presented by, among other goevernements, the UK. In an exclusvie German-language interview with EURACTIV,  the Rapporteur, Alexander Alvaro (ALDE, Germany) talked about the situation after the vote. 

  • EU Privacy Supervisor: After London terror, don’t give away freedoms

    Security 13-07-2005

    In tension situations, such as after the London bombings, lawmakers should refrain from rushing into privacy-invasive measures, says Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV. 

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