Surveillance laws fall far short of fundamental rights standards

On 23 October, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published the second volume of its study on surveillance and its impact on fundamental rights. This study comes following the request of the European Parliament (EP) for information on the consequences of surveillance for fundamental rights. The Agency notes that “the mere existence of legislation allowing for surveillance constitutes an interference with the right to private life” even though it notes the role of surveillance measures in the fight against terrorism and new threats linked to new technologies.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: privacy, surveillance, EU, study, FRA, human rights

Posted on Tuesday 31 October 2017

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