Data




"Privacy Shield" Deal lets US Tech Firms transfer European Data again - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "after much delay from surveillance concerns, the EU agreed to Privacy Shield, a new data transfer deal"

 

 

 

 

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  • "on how consumer data must be transferred with the United States"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the EU’s top court had struck down the previous data transfer agreement, Safe Harbour"

 

 

 

 

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  • "on concerns about intrusive US surveillance"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "leaving companies, including Google, Facebook and MasterCard, in legal limbo"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for 15 years Safe Harbour allowed both US and European firms to bypass tough EU data transferral rules by simply stating they complied with European privacy standards when storing information on US servers"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Brussels and Washington intensified negotiations to hammer out a replacement for Safe Harbour"

 

 

 

 

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  • "after the Court of Justice of the European Union in October declared it invalid"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "because it did not sufficiently protect Europeans’ data from US snooping"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US will create an ombudsman within the state department to field complaints from EU citizens about US spying"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and simply noted in a statement that it ruled out indiscriminate mass surveillance"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "therefore the new pact does not go far enough to really secure the citizens’ privacy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tech Companies like Facebook are not above the Law - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the EU’s safe harbour ruling is a puzzle piece in the fight against mass surveillance"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and a huge blow to tech companies who think they can act in total ignorance of the law"

 

 

 

 

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  • "says Max Schrems, the man who took on Facebook over data privacy in the European court of justice and won"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the European ruling sunk a 15-year-old data-transfer pact, the "safe harbour" regime, where businesses self-certified "adequate" data-protection standards"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the successful argument before the European court of justice was"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that the existence of a generalised programme of mass and indiscriminate surveillance"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as disclosed in the Snowden revelations and confirmed by the referring Irish court, undermined this entire regime"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the court agreed"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with a hard-hitting ruling that has set companies - particularly those involved in the Prism programme, like Google, Apple, and Facebook"

 

 

 

 

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  • "scrambling to find alternative legal bases for transatlantic data flows"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the judgment will apply to European surveillance just as well"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the European Court of Human Rights unambiguous finds that mass surveillance is a breach of fundamental rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Schrems: "these private actors collect all the data that the intelligence agencies then pick up"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "companies have obligations to comply with the law"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the European decision, though dramatic, was not unexpected"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in fact, at the hearing in late March, Schrems’s legal team was barely called upon"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we made our opening remarks, and the court then pretty much preached our submission to the commission"

 

 

 

 

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  • "I even had the feeling that the EU commission was not too interested in winning the case. Their representation was really bad"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "when the court asked: "so, does safe harbour provide adequate protection ?""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the commission said: "no, not currently""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US Data Agreement - US cable - 2007: LINK ¤ 07BERLIN457

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  • "German Interior Minister Schaeuble told NSA about the US data requests:"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the EU Parliament, concerned about civil liberties"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "needs to approve these agreements"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they feel strongly about data protection"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Data Privacy - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BERLIN1377

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  • "Germany's Federal Justice Minister, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "has strong views on individual liberties and personal privacy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that are likely to lead to complications with the US"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "she succeeded in creating new structures to promote data protection policy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "she works to further enhance data protection measures"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and increase the oversight of security agencies"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the use of personal data"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "overzealous security policy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "has compromised citizen rights and freedom"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "over the past decade"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bank Data - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BERLIN1528

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  • "German Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere overruled Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger"

 

 

 

 

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  • "after weeks of US engagement"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in Berlin, Brussels and Washington"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as well as high-level interventions from US secretary Clinton"

 

 

 

 

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  • "treasury secretary Geithner, attorney general Holder, national security advisor and ambassador Murphy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bank Data - US cable - 2010: LINK ¤ 10BERLIN176

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  • European Parliament's vote on SWIFT (bank data transactions (to the US)):

 

 

 

 

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  • "Federal Interior Minister de Maiziere told the US ambassador, that the Chancellor Merkel and he"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "were personally contacting German European Parliamentarians"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US ambassador stressed how important it is"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to lobby European Parliament members"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "US representatives are also making many calls"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Media: Bank Data
- US cable - 2010:
LINK ¤ 10BERLIN177


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too many Questions
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die Zeit - Germany:




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  • "what a chance !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with a "no" to the SWIFT agreement"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the European Parliament demonstrates that it not only has power"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but also knows how to use it"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the majority of parliamentarians"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "take data protection much more seriously"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "than the majority of EU leaders"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the members of the EP called for clear information"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "on what is being done with banking data"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "how citizens and companies could defend themselves"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "if information on their financial activities are examined without reason"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "another problem is the transfer of data to third states"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the MEPs should rest only once they have all this information"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the agreement in the current version"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "leaves too many questions open"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Media: Bank Data - US cable - 2010: LINK ¤ 10BERLIN178


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if there are Doubts, back Freedom
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Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany:





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  • "if the European Parliament had approved the SWIFT agreement"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "European standards with respect to data protection and the protection of civil rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "would have been irretrievably lost"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the broad and partisan rejection of the SWIFT agreement"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "shows that the MEPs primarily rejected it because of their concern"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "about security and freedom"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the balance would have been shifted"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to the disadvantage of freedom"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "even if there will be some irritation in EU-US relations"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the MEPs have done a great service to transatlantic relations, because Washington now knows what to expect"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that the danger can be fought together"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but not at the price of giving up European civil rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DATA
- Wikipedia EN:
LINK ¤ DATA

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  • "data is measured, collected, reported, and analyzed. Data as a general concept refers to the fact that some existing information or knowledge is represented"
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