MEPs are disappointed with Facebook for not sending the requested speakers to the second hearing looking into the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal on Monday 25 June.
Data protection is a fundamental right enshrined in both primary and secondary EU law. More specifically, the main reference for data protection in Europe is the 2016 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is fully applicable since 25 May 2018. Moreover, specific data protection rules (currently Regulation 45/2001) apply to the EU institutions. The latter are under review, to adapt their principles and provisions to the GDPR. The processing of data relating to parliamentary activities is therefore covered by these specific rules, as is personal data relating to, or processed by, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). This Briefing provides an overview of the main provisions applicable to parliamentary activities and in particular to MEPs, taking account of the fact that the process of reforming the current rules has not been formally concluded (even if a political agreement has been reached between the co legislators).
A summary of the report back to the Committee on the trilogue negotiations is now available.
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This was the main message from the conference on Digitalisation in Austria on 19 June, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee.
In the presence of several Members of the European Parliament, industry stakeholders, think tanks and EU media, the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Pavel Telicka and ENISA organised an informal breakfast to discuss Fake News.
Coreper today endorsed an agreement between the Bulgarian presidency and European Parliament representatives to set up a single digital gateway which will provide access to online information and procedures, assistance and problem solving services to citizens and companies.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.