How to ensure national security bodies respect privacy and data protection

FRA presented key findings from its surveillance report at the Spring Conference of European Data Protection Authorities in Budapest on 26 May.

Towards reforming Germany’s foreign intelligence activities

On 10 May, FRA took part in a one-day conference in Berlin organised by the German Institute for Human Rights in cooperation with other organisations.

FRA findings dicussed during international surveillance and society conference

FRA presented findings from the first phase of its project on fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the context of large-scale surveillance by national intelligence authorities in the EU at the 7th Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference on 22 April in Barcelona.

Norwegian Parliamentary intelligence oversight committee turns 20

FRA took part in the anniversary conference to mark 20 years of the Norwegian Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Committee (EOS) in Oslo on 12 April.

FRA Director engages with the European Parliament

The FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, addressed Members of the European Parliament in Brussels from 25-26 January for the first time in his capacity as the Agency’s head. It was a valuable opportunity to engage directly with MEPs to hear about their fundamental rights concerns and for them to keep abreast about FRA’s recent and ongoing work.

FRA surveillance report presented at intelligence services & law event

FRA presented the findings from its ‘National intelligence authorities and surveillance in the EU: Fundamental rights safeguards and remedies’ report at an intelligence services and law event in Vienna on 26 November.