FRA Newsletter February 2014

04/02/2014
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Citizens require efficient and accessible protection against data protection violations

People across the EU have become victims of data protection violations brought on by the widespread use of information and communication technologies by public and private bodies. Web-based activities, direct marketing, and video surveillance account for most data protection violations.

The latest report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), ‘Access to data protection remedies in the EU Member States’, reveals victims’ lack of understanding and awareness about data protection and the authorities that serve to help them. The report findings also underline the urgent need for the EU’s reformed data protection rules to come into effect.

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FRA to present the findings of its EU-wide survey on violence against women
5 March
 

Annual Fundamental Rights Platform meeting
10 - 11 April
 

 

News

♦ Fundamental rights: an integral part of security policies, says FRA Director

♦ FRA feeds into debate on future justice and home affairs in the EU

♦ Remembering the Holocaust means it is time to act now

♦ FRA speaks in European Parliament on hate crime in the European Union

♦ Racism, discrimination, intolerance and extremism: Learning from experiences in Greece and Hungary

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Latest Publications
EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 6: Minorities as Victims of Crime

Handbook on European data protection law

January 2014

 

EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 6: Minorities as Victims of Crime

Access to data protection remedies in EU Member States

January 2014

 

EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 6: Minorities as Victims of Crime

Roma Pilot Survey – Technical report: methodology, sampling and fieldwork

January 2014

 

EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 6: Minorities as Victims of Crime

Racism, discrimination, intolerance and extremism: learning from experiences in Greece and Hungary

December 2013

 

EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 6: Minorities as Victims of Crime

Fundamental rights-based police training – A manual for police trainers

December 2013

 

Media gallery

FRA: hate crime - giving victims a face and a voice

FRC 2013: Video message from MEP Livia Jaroka

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Fundamental Rights Conference 2013, Vilnius

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FRA in the news

L'état du dossier (RTBF.be)
Belgium 31/01/2014

Privacy: arriva prima guida europea su norme protezione dati (ANSA)
Italy 28/01/2014

Los europeos no saben dónde acudir tras una violación de sus datos personales (ABC.es)
Spain 28/01/2014

Antisemitismo online: il triste primato dell'Italia (Panorama.it)
Italy 27/01/2014

La UE denuncia el persistente antisemitismo en Europa en el Día de Holocausto (ABC.es)
Spain 27/01/2014

Holocaust Memorial Day: Hate crimes against Jews are still a reality in Europe (New Europe)
European Union 27/01/2014

FRA releases data protection violation report (New Europe)
European Union 27/01/2014

Antisemitismen växer – varför är det så tyst? (Aftonbladet)
Sweden 27/01/2014

 

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Speeches

An open and safe Europe – what next?
Speaker Morten Kjærum, FRA's Director

Hate crime in the European Union, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Ioannis N. Dimitrakopoulos, Head of Department Equality and Citizens’ Rights, FRA

Speech by FRA Director on International Human Rights Day 2013
Speaker Morten Kjærum, FRA's Director

Meeting of the Council of the EU (Justice and Home Affairs) - Council conclusions on combating hate crime
Speaker Morten Kjærum, FRA's Director

Vacancies

Call for Expressions of Interest for Seconded National Expert (SNE)
Closing date: 21/02/2014

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