On Wednesday June 12, the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament launched their new data protection campaign, Respect my Privacy.
New European data protection legislation is currently proposed by the European commission. The Respect my Privacy campaign is motivated by the need to make sure European citizens understand the critical elements in this legislation.
The need for better data protection rules has been highlighted in the past week, with the revelations of the PRISM scandal in the US. The scandal has shown that data processing has gone further than anyone imagined. The Respect my Privacy campaign highlights the work that the Greens/EFA Group is doing in the Parliament to put limits on how EU citizen’s data can be used, and how privacy can be protected for citizens in the digital world.
You can also watch a video of the campaign launch here.