Data protection is an issue that affects a number of fundamental rights contained in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. This factsheet discusses some of the key points mentioned in the opinion.
The 2012 Symposium of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) focused on the fundamental rights dimension of the Data Protection Reform package, which the European Commission proposed on 25 January 2012.
To secure and safeguard the fundamental rights of everyone in the European Union (EU), the EU and its 27 Member States pressed forward with a number of initiatives in 2011. This report chronicles the positive developments made in 2011 as well as the challenges facing the EU and its Member States in the field of fundamental rights.
This year‘s summary of the FRA Annual report – Highlights 2011 – chronicles the positive developments made in 2011 as well as the challenges facing the EU and its Member States in the field of fundamental rights, drawing on objective, reliable and comparable socio-legal data.
Mental health problems are experienced by about one in 10 European Union (EU) citizens. Many seek help voluntarily, but some may be placed in institutions or treated without
their consent. This might affect their fundamental rights.