EU Parliament adopts proposal on airline passengers data sharing
Fri 17 Jul 2015, 18:40

On Wednesday, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE) adopted the EU Passenger Name Records (EU-PNR) directive proposal, presented by Rapporteur Timothy Kirkhope, a conservative MEP from the UK.

The EU-PNR directive would establish the systematic collection, retention, and analysis of passenger data for everyone flying into or leaving the EU. Passenger data contains a plethora of personal information, such as passengers’ personal and contact details, itinerary, payment methods, and sometimes even car and hotel bookings.

MEPs votes on e-Privacy
Fri 20 Oct 2017, 17:00

On 19 October, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted on the proposed e-Privacy Regulation. With 31 votes the Committee voted in favour of measures defending privacy, security and competition for phone and internet services. The 31 MEPs in favour of the e-Privacy Regulation belong to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group (ALDE), the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD), the European United Left-Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), the Non-Inscrits (NI), the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the Greens–European Free Alliance (Verts/ALE).

Euro-parliamentarians say a clear “no” to the anti-privacy lobby
Thu 19 Oct 2017, 13:40

On 19 October, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted on the proposed e-Privacy Regulation. The Committee voted in favour of measures defending privacy, security and competition for phone and internet services. Despite a huge lobbying effort to water down the proposal, the Committee voted for clear, privacy-friendly rules.