UK guilty of human rights abuse, ECHR finds in groundbreaking surveillance case

By |september 14th, 2018|Britain, data protection, ECHR, England, European Court of Human Rights, GCHQ, News, Spying, surveillance, UK, United Kingdom|

GCHQ, the British government's intelligence and security organisation, has breached human rights in its mass surveillance programme, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said in a landmark ruling on Thursday (13 September).

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Nine countries unite against EU export controls on surveillance software

By |junij 8th, 2018|Arab Spring, Bernd Lange, dual use goods, exports, human rights, Klaus Buchner, News, Spying, surveillance|

EXCLUSIVE / An EU proposal to impose export controls on technology products that can be used as spyware is at risk of being delayed as a group of nine countries have pushed back against the overhaul.

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Eleven member states back EU controls on selling spyware

By |februar 21st, 2018|Arab Spring, data pri, digital trade, dual use goods, export, hazardous exports, News, Spying, surveillance|

EXCLUSIVE / Eleven EU countries have signalled their support for draft rules that would place export restrictions on companies selling surveillance technologies, a leaked working paper shows.

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Jourova: ‘Never say never’ to EU hate speech law

By |januar 19th, 2018|data transfer, e-evidence, Facebook, freedom of speech, hate speech, News, online platforms, privacy shield, surveillance, us-eu relations, Věra Jourová|

Tech giants should share the technology they develop to detect hate speech with smaller companies, EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said in an interview.

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MEPs approve export controls tailored to stop government surveillance

By |januar 17th, 2018|Arab Spring, arms trade, Cecilia Malmström, digital trade, dual use goods, encryption, hazardous exports, human rights violations, Klaus Buchner, Marietje Schaake, News, surveillance|

MEPs approved stricter rules on Wednesday (17 January) to control how European companies export software and other technologies that could be used for surveillance, and any products that may violate human rights.

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MEPs want human rights safeguard on tech exports

By |oktober 25th, 2017|Arab Spring, Christofer Fjellner, Cybersecurity, dual use goods, encryption, exports, hazardous exports, human rights, Klaus Buchner, News, surveillance|

MEPs steering a controversial export control bill through the European Parliament have agreed to apply stricter human rights safeguards for technologies that can be used for online surveillance.

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Hungary rights chief denounces ‘data grab’ bill

By |avgust 7th, 2017|data protection, Hungary, News, surveillance, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary's data protection watchdog on Monday (7 August) lashed out at government plans to centralise personal data and ease rules on allowing official access, calling them a major threat to citizens' rights.

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A free and independent press is a necessity, not a luxury

By |maj 3rd, 2017|freedom of expression, News, press freedom, Reporters Without Borders, surveillance, World Press Freedom Day|

In these uncertain times, World Press Freedom Day is a chance for the EU to guarantee publishers and journalists the freedom they need to carry out their jobs, writes Christian Van Thillo.

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