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FRA: Citizens require efficient and accessible protection against data protection violations

FRA: Citizens require efficient and accessible protection against data protection violations

People across the EU have become victims of data protection violations brought on by the widespread use of information and communication technologies by public and private bodies. Web-based activities, direct marketing, and video surveillance account for most data protection violations. The latest report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), ‘Access to data […]

We want reciprocity in EU-US relations, MEPs tell Napolitano

We want reciprocity in EU-US relations, MEPs tell Napolitano

Reciprocity is the recipe for progress on contentious EU-US civil liberties issues such as data protection and visa waiver, MEPs told US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano at an extraordinary meeting on Friday. On the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, Ms Napolitano said “Our belief is that Guantanamo has been used more as a recruitment tool than anything else”.