European Data Protection Day is a time to remember that our personal data is all about us. They form part of our human identity and are intrinsically linked to our private life, and need strong safeguards.
This year the Agency turns 10. To mark the occasion, a series of high profile events are planned, starting with the FRA 10 year symposium in late February in Vienna. This is to publicly acknowledge and give thanks to the host country that has greatly supported the Agency over the last ten years.
Last year was not a good year for fundamental rights, asserted Michael O’Flaherty, FRA’s Director, when presenting the key findings of the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Report 2016 in Paris at the Sciences Po University on 19 September. He spoke of the erosion of rights evidenced in the report and outlined possible ways forward.
On 13 July, FRA presented its report on “Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU” at a conference in Brussels organised by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
FRA presented its report “Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU” at the symposium Rethinking Data Protection and Privacy in Europe on 6 July in Brussels.
The Fundamental Rights Forum 2016 is fast approaching with only 10 days left until the event begins on 20 June in Vienna. Over the course of four days, participants will look from different perspectives at three burning issues: refugee protection, inclusion and the digital age.