Thursday, June 14, 2007

New Portugeuse EU presidency must do better on privacy

"I fear that messages such as 'no right to privacy until life and security are guaranteed' are developing into a mantra suggesting that fundamental rights and freedoms are a luxury that security can not afford. I very much challenge that view and stress that there should be no doubt that effective anti-terror measures can be framed within the boundaries of data protection." —European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx, in a letter to the European Council criticising their lack of progress on a data protection framework decision

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