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EU- Canada PNR agreement: Advice to European Court re-affirms legal concerns

EU- Canada PNR agreement: Advice to European Court re-affirms legal concerns
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has today stated that the EU- Canada PNR agreement cannot be signed in its current form. Sophie In’t Veld, ALDE Group first vice-president and European Parliament’s rapporteur for the agreement, hopes that the Court will present the final opinion as soon as possible as the agreement cannot be adopted if the Court confirms that certain provisions of the agreement breach the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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Liberals criticize Europol’s refusal to disclose information under pressure from USA

Liberals criticize Europol’s refusal to disclose information under pressure from USA
In response to pressure from the USA, Europol refused the European Ombudsman to disclose a report requested by Dutch liberal Sophie in ‘t Veld, ALDE vice-president (Netherlands, D66).
This became evident today following reporting of the European Ombudsman, see: (http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/cases/decision.faces/en/54678/html.bookmark).

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Google case: ALDE welcomes ECJ’s landmark ruling on data protection and privacy

Google case: ALDE welcomes ECJ’s landmark ruling on data protection and privacy
ALDE welcomes today’s European Union Court of Justice ruling which holds internet search engine operators responsible for the processing of personal data from any webpages and obliges them to respond to ordinary people’s legitimate requests to erase or modify search results affecting their right to privacy.

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Data Retention Directive: we should not always rely on courts to repair unsound laws

Data Retention Directive: we should not always rely on courts to repair unsound laws
ALDE welcomes the European Court of Justice ruling of today declaring the Data Retention Directive to be invalid. The Directive, adopted in 2005, entitles Member States to retain citizens’ telecommunications data, such as phone calls and emails, and allows competent national authorities to access these data.

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European Parliament adopts a plan of action against mass surveillance of EU citizens

Following a vote on the conclusion of a 6 month inquiry into the NSA spying scandal, Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE group President) said: “The next Commission President must make it an absolute priority to execute this plan. ”

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Data protection package strengthens citizens’ rights

The European Parliament today agreed its common position on proposals for a new EU Data Protection Regulation and a Directive on data processing in law enforcement. This update comes with the need to face the rapid technological changes …

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NSA scandal: EP proposes clear plan against mass surveillance of EU citizens

“I am very proud that this Parliament is the only Parliament, and the only institution in Europe that has raised this issue and I regret that no Parliament, nor EU Member State has seriously addressed this unprecedented massive violation…

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Immediate suspension of Safe Harbour arrangement EU US

Sophie in ‘t Veld, ALDE Vice-chair of the Civil Liberties committee is calling for the immediate suspension of the controversial Safe Harbour arrangement during today’s debate in the European Parliament with Justice Commissioner Viviane R…

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Immediate suspension of Safe Harbour arrangement EU-US

Sophie in ‘t Veld, ALDE Vice-chair of the Civil Liberties committee is calling for the immediate suspension of the controversial Safe Harbour arrangement during today’s debate in the European Parliament with Justice Commissioner Viviane R…

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Immediate suspension of Safe Harbour arrangement EU-US

Sophie in ‘t Veld, ALDE Vice-chair of the Civil Liberties committee is calling for the immediate suspension of the controversial Safe Harbour arrangement during today’s debate in the European Parliament with Justice Commissioner Viviane R…

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