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Vodafone gives insight into law-enforcement disclosure in Group Sustainability Report

Vodafone gives insight into law-enforcement disclosure in Group Sustainability Report

UK mobile operator Vodafone has published an insight into law enforcement disclosure as part of its annual Group Sustainability Report.

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When Europe builds its own security vision – others will join

When Europe builds its own security vision – others will join

MEP addresses NUJ Brussels about security services and Edward Snowden

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8Q – MEPs answer

8Q – MEPs answer

With one week to go before voting in the European Parliament 2014 elections, eight questions on European surveillance issues were sent to existing MEPs on the Belgian list. Here is how they answered. 1. What rights to protection from government surveillance do European citizens have? 2. Should EU countries retain […]

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Questions for your prospective MEP – what about surveillance?

Questions for your prospective MEP – what about surveillance?

Brussels, 01 April 2014. The European Parliament elections in May 2014 are important. The MEPs that we elect will influence how or whether Europe climbs out of the recession that is manifest across the region. But what will they do about our private lives? For some of us, the European […]

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European Parliament – stop mass surveillance now or face consequences

European Parliament – stop mass surveillance now or face consequences

Brussels, 13/03/2014. Europe’s consent to US/EU trade deals is in danger if blanket surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) does not stop, said European Parliamentarians on Wednesday 12th March 2014. The resolution, in which MEPs set out their recommendations to boost EU citizens’ privacy, was backed by 544 […]

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Why whistleblowers should be protected

Why whistleblowers should be protected

“Besides journalists’ legal protections, equivalent protections should be extended to the people who risk their livelihoods, and lives, to bring this information to light in the first place,” writes Lauren Kirchner, reporting on Columbia Journalism Schools’ seminar “Journalism after Snowden” on 30th January 2014. According to Guardian US Editor in […]

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EP – a digital Habeas Corpus for Europe?

EP – a digital Habeas Corpus for Europe?

European Parliament civil-liberties (LIBE) committee calling for a digital Habeas Corpus for European citizens, to defend their privacy against over-intrusive and abusive state-security sponsored spying.

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Stop Safe Harbour now, say MEPs

Stop Safe Harbour now, say MEPs

The European Commission should immediately suspend the EU/US Safe Harbour agreement, believed many MEPs at a European Parliament debate today.

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EP the home of European democracy? Questionable

EP the home of European democracy? Questionable

Brussels, 12/01/2014. The European Parliament makes grand claims to be the true home of European democracy. But as one part of the established Brussels press corps has found out, sometimes these claims are honoured more in the breach than in reality. The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties committee (LIBE) decided on […]

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LIBE – US Freedom Act and commercial providers’ defence of services

LIBE – US Freedom Act and commercial providers’ defence of services

Brussels, 12/11/2013. An interesting LIBE committee hearing at the European Parliament yesterday, on Armistice Day. US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner told MEPs that any abuses by the NSA had been carried out outside congressional authority, adding that, “I hope that we have learned our lesson and that oversight will be a […]

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