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.
Should a blogger be a candidate for the Sakharov Peace Prize? Does society understand the threat to freedom of speech or the pressure placed on bloggers in countries with a highly controlled internet? Is the European Union guilty of double standards, expecting to dictate freedom of speech and security without practicing what they preach?
The European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) has agreed a resolution that would call on the Commission and member states of the Union to review and improve the regulatory frameworks around the shale gas industry operating within the EU.
Exploring the new trends in culture production and consumption across the world is necessary to be able to build the future policies needed to promote creation and access to knowledge. While the issue of copyright and the Internet has often occupied the debates in the European Parliament during the past years, offering a very narrow approach to industrial and social realities, we instead decided to broaden the focus in order to better understand the changes and challenges. We, thus, invited several analysts and experts, journalists, researchers and writers, who will speak about the results of their investigations and reflection; from Hollywood to China, from Australia back to Europe and to Brussels...