Following the revelations of large-scale data surveillance programmes, the European Parliament has called on FRA to carry out research into the protection of fundamental rights in the context of large-scale surveillance.
On 13-14 March, FRA presented the results of the FRA report on access to data protection remedies in EU Member States at a conference in Graz on ‘Shaping the Digital Environment – Ensuring our Rights on the Internet’.
While the European Union has achieved a great deal in the area of fundamental rights, the violations that take place demonstrate the fact that there is still much to be done, FRA Director Morten Kjaerum said at an international conference entitled What Europe stands for. Growth, jobs and rights: will the European Union rise to the occasion? on 14 March 2014 in Rome.
In recent times, law enforcement authorities increasingly use Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to combat serious crime and terrorism. The information is collected by air carriers for commercial and operational purposes in providing air transportation services.
A delegation from the German Parliament’s Sub-committee for EU Law visited FRA at its premises in Vienna on 27 May 2013. The aim of the visit was to provide the delegation with an overview of FRA’s work and exchange views on how national parliaments can make use of the Agency's evidence and expertise.