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protection of privacy

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A new chapter in the data retention controversy

In December 2013, Advocate-General Pedro Cruz Villalón delivered his opinion in a highly publicised case before the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) concerning the Data Retention Directive. This has reignited the debate over this controversial measure, described by the European Data Protection Supervisor as “the most privacy-invasive instrument ever adopted by the EU”. … Continue reading

NSA phone surveillance may be unconstitutional

In an article in The Guardian, Friday 7 June 2013, Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill publishes the story of an earlier contractual agent, Edward Snowden, with the US National Security Agency, NSA, about the Prism program, that, with the the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court, can tap to user data from all over the world … Continue reading

Does online surveillance violate fundamental rights of EU citizens?

In the wake of revelations of large-scale electronic surveillance by the American National Security Agency (NSA), concern has been growing about European participation in surveillance of EU citizens. According to studies conducted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), EU intelligence services often cooperate with the NSA and conduct their own legally questionable surveillance. On 4 July … Continue reading

Impact of surveillance programmes on EU citizens’ rights to privacy

6 language versions available in PDF formatLes conséquences des programmes de surveillance pour le droit des citoyens de l’Union européenne à la vie privée Impatto dei programmi di sorveglianza sui diritti dei cittadini dell’UE in materia di riservatezza Wpływ programów nadzoru na prawo obywateli UE do prywatności Impact of surveillance programmes on EU citizens’ rights … Continue reading

US views on NSA, PRISM & FISA

On 7 June 2013, the British newspaper, the Guardian, published a story by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill about Edward Snowden, a former contractor at the US National Security Agency (NSA). The PRISM program can tap into user data from all over the world from internet service providers, following approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance … Continue reading

The EU-US Safe Harbour Agreement

The EU and the United States have very different philosophies on social regu¬lation. One area in which this has been clearly demonstrated is e-commerce, and specifically the importance attached to data protection. This issue was brought to a head by the 1998 EU Data Protection Directive which required third countries, such as the US, to … Continue reading

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