Highlights

  • Report / Paper / Summary
    18
    June
    2020
    This document presents data from the FRA Fundamental Rights Survey. It includes data on opinions and experiences of people in the European Union (EU) linked to data protection and technology.
  • Handbook / Guide / Manual
    25
    May
    2018
    Die rasante Entwicklung der Informationstechnologie hat den Bedarf nach einem stabilen
    Schutz personenbezogener Daten verschärft, das Recht darauf wird sowohl durch Instrumente
    der Europäischen Union (EU) als auch des Europarates geschützt. Der Schutz dieses wichtigen
    Rechts steht vor neuen und großen Herausforderungen, da technologische Fortschritte die
    Möglichkeiten beispielsweise bei der Überwachung, beim Abfangen von Kommunikation und
    bei der Datenspeicherung erweitern. Dieses Handbuch bietet für Angehörige der Rechtsberufe,
    die sich im Bereich des Datenschutzes nicht so gut auskennen, eine Einführung in diesen
    aufstrebenden Rechtsbereich.
  • Infographic
    Fundamental Rights Report 2019: 2018 was a landmark year for data protection. New EU rules took effect and complaints of breaches increased significantly.
  • Video
    This video blog by FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty is released periodically and will address burning fundamental rights themes.
Products
6
June
2018
Das Jahr 2017 brachte in Bezug auf den Schutz der Grundrechte sowohl Fortschritte als auch
Rückschritte. Der Grundrechte-Bericht 2018 der FRA bietet eine Zusammenfassung und Analyse
der wichtigsten einschlägigen Entwicklungen in der EU zwischen Januar und Dezember
2017 und präsentiert die diesbezüglichen Stellungnahmen der FRA.
30
May
2018
We live in a world of big data, where technological developments in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence have changed the way we live. Decisions and processes concerning everyday life are increasingly automated, based on data. This affects fundamental rights in various ways. This focus paper specifically deals with discrimination, a fundamental rights area particularly affected by technological developments.
25
May
2018
Die rasante Entwicklung der Informationstechnologie hat den Bedarf nach einem stabilen
Schutz personenbezogener Daten verschärft, das Recht darauf wird sowohl durch Instrumente
der Europäischen Union (EU) als auch des Europarates geschützt. Der Schutz dieses wichtigen
Rechts steht vor neuen und großen Herausforderungen, da technologische Fortschritte die
Möglichkeiten beispielsweise bei der Überwachung, beim Abfangen von Kommunikation und
bei der Datenspeicherung erweitern. Dieses Handbuch bietet für Angehörige der Rechtsberufe,
die sich im Bereich des Datenschutzes nicht so gut auskennen, eine Einführung in diesen
aufstrebenden Rechtsbereich.
9
May
2018
Angesichts der wachsenden Bedrohungen durch Terrorismus, Cyber-Angriffe und ausgefeilte grenzüberschreitende kriminelle Netze ist die Arbeit der Nachrichtendienste dringlicher, vielschichtiger und internationaler geworden. Diese Arbeit kann einen starken Eingriff in die Grundrechte darstellen, und hierbei insbesondere in die Achtung der Privatsphäre und den Datenschutz. Obgleich der stetige technologische Fortschritt die Bedrohung eines solchen Eingriffs potentiell verschlimmert, kann das Missbrauchspotential durch wirksame Aufsicht und Rechtsbehelfe eingedämmt werden.
This video blog by FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty is released periodically and will address burning fundamental rights themes.
19
April
2018
This Opinion by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) aims to inform the European Parliament position concerning legislative proposals on interoperability between EU information technology systems (IT systems) presented on 12 December 2017 and currently discussed by the EU legislators.
28
March
2018
This report outlines the fundamental rights implications of collecting, storing and using
biometric and other data in EU IT systems in the area of asylum and migration.
Mario Oetheimer presented FRA’s second surveillance report to the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee on 21 November in Brussels.
This is the recording of the online press briefing about mass surveillance as presented by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on 16 October 2017.
This second volume, ‘Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU’, explores legal changes since the first volume in 2015 and how these laws are applied in practice. It is based on data from all EU Member States on the legal framework governing surveillance and complemented by field research in seven Member States: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK. This involved more than 70 interviews with a range of stakeholders related to surveillance. These included overseers and controllers from the executive, indedepent expert bodies, parliamentary committees, the judiciary and actors from the civil society. These quotes are contained in the report. Below are a selection of some of them:
23
October
2017
This report is FRA’s second publication addressing a European Parliament request for in-depth research on the impact of surveillance on fundamental rights. It updates FRA’s 2015 legal analysis on the topic, and supplements that analysis with field-based insights gained from extensive interviews with diverse experts in intelligence and related fields, including its oversight.
13
July
2017
In 2006 the EU issued its Data Retention Directive. According to the Directive, EU Member States had to store electronic telecommunications data for at least six months and at most 24 months for investigating, detecting and prosecuting serious crime. In 2016, with an EU legal framework on data retention still lacking, the CJEU further clarified what safeguards are required for data retention to be lawful.This paper looks at amendments to national data retention laws in 2016 after the Digital Rights Ireland judgment.
11
July
2017
The European Parliament requested this FRA Opinion on the fundamental rights and personal data protection implications of the proposed Regulation for the creation of a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), including an assessment of the fundamental rights aspects of the access
by law enforcement authorities and Europol.
7
July
2017
Various proposals on EU-level information systems in the areas of borders and security mention interoperability, aiming to provide fast and easy access to information about third-country nationals.
30
May
2017
Auf europäischer und nationaler Ebene wurden 2016 vielfältige Anstrengungen unternommen, um den Schutz der Grundrechte zu stärken. Gleichzeitig drohten einige politische Maßnahmen, diesen Schutz zu untergraben.
30
May
2017
Diverse efforts at both EU and national levels sought to bolster fundamental rights protection in 2016, while some measures threatened to undermine such protection.
29
May
2017
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. Such a milestone offers an opportunity for reflection – both on the progress that provides cause for celebration and on the lingering shortcomings that must be addressed.
The Agency’s Director, Michael O’Flaherty, took part in a meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 9 February.
25
January
2017
The European Parliament asked the Agency to provide its Opinion on the fundamental rights impact of the proposed revision of the Eurodac Regulation on children.