is Senior Policy Advisor to Jan Philipp Albrecht MEP (Greens/EFA), Brussels.
TTIP, TiSA and European data protection
The US is exerting heavy pressure on the EU to waive legislation placing restrictions on data-sharing with third countries. To abandon localized data protection arrangements in the EU would be to surrender fundamental rights to economic interest, argues Ralf Bendrath. [more]
The overturning of the EU Data Retention Directive by the German Constitutional Court provides the impetus for a Europeanization of the data privacy campaign. The biggest challenge for the new civil rights movement is to create public awareness of the problem in individual EU countries. [more]