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Data protection 30-04-2021

EU-US in collision course on privacy

For seven decades the United States and Europe have been moving in different directions on the right to privacy, and these days a major clash on the issue is now very much in prospect, writes Dick Roche.
Digital & Media 07-07-2016

Privacy Shield is the right replacement for Safe Harbour

The EU-US Privacy Shield agreement should be approved because it significantly strengthens Europeans’ privacy rights and improves the privacy protection of US citizens, writes Julie Brill.
Trade & Society 11-04-2016

Parliament must stand up for whistleblowers, not corporate secrecy

The adoption of the new Trade Secrets Directive in the European Parliament this week, which seems all but certain, will send a terrible signal to Europeans just one week after the Panama Papers were revealed, writes MEP Julia Reda.
John Podesta, counselor to the US president
Digital & Media 08-05-2014

Protecting Privacy in a Big Data World

Big data raises big questions. What does it mean for the relationship between citizens and governments, customers and businesses, workers and employers? As governments worldwide ponder how to deal with privacy in a 'big data age', John Podesta recommends to the US president Barack Obama that the protections of the 1974 Privacy Act should be extended to non-US citizens as well.
Digital & Media 27-01-2014

Privacy-security: a precautionary principle is needed

Unless politicians commit to tackle privacy as a policy issue, complying with the precautionary principle and bringing such discussion to an international forum, promises made will be like the words of a lover perfectly aware of not believing in what he says to his beloved, argues Giovanna De Minico.
Digital & Media 05-11-2013

Surveillance under a veil of secrecy: Do oversight bodies oversee or overlook?

The recent revelation about the scope of spying activities has shocked even national leaders, who are generally aware of secret national security programmes and their implications. But the debate should focus on another very important point: the responsibility of our legislators, writes Vigjilenca Abazi.
Digital & Media 10-10-2013

Big data pitches the EU against US government and corporates

The benefits of big data are being squashed under a steamroller of short-term corporate interests and the privacy abuses of security infrastructure, argues Joe McNamee.