The EU needs more legal safeguards to prevent massive privacy breaches like the current scandal over Facebook and British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, MEPs from different political parties argued on Wednesday (18 April).
Different political groups need to accept the European Parliament’s agreement on the draft ePrivacy regulation, even though conservative and centre-right MEPs opposed the bill, Birgit Sippel said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
The seasons are changing. As the weather gets better, Europe's migration crisis gets worse. In a year of critical elections, Malta brings its frontline Mediterranean experience to the leadership of the presidency of the European Union.
Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told MEPs yesterday (1 February) that one day past the deadline given by EU privacy watchdogs, the European Commission still hasn't struck a new Safe Harbour data sharing agreement with the US.
Bavaria is concerned about the growing number of refugees flooding its borders, leading the state's ruling right-wing party to propose checks along its border with Austria. Critics are calling the move “unrealistic” and “populist”. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The German government tabled a final report on Wednesday (27 August) addressing "legal issues and challenges” related to social benefits claims by EU immigrants, with Bavarian conservatives welcoming the “correct approach” and Social Democrats shaking their heads at the new measure. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Third country citizens awaiting deportation must be detained separately from regular prisoners, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday (17 July), rejecting detention practices in several of Germany's Länder. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Germany's Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party must be fought with facts, says Socialists and Democrat MEP Birgit Sippel. The data protection expert finds the German "no-spy" agreement with the US "ridiculous" and calls for strong, Europe-wide regulation of intelligence services.