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
    Szybki rozwój technologii informacyjnych skutkuje rosnącą potrzebą skutecznej ochrony danych osobowych –
    prawa zagwarantowanego w aktach prawnych zarówno Unii Europejskiej (UE), jak i Rady Europy (RE). Postęp
    technologiczny przesuwa na przykład granice nadzoru, przechwytywania łączności i przechowywania
    danych, co stanowi poważne wyzwanie w kontekście zapewnienia możliwości egzekwowania tego ważnego
    prawa. Niniejszy podręcznik ma stanowić wprowadzenie do tej powstającej dziedziny prawa dla prawników
    praktyków, którzy nie specjalizują się w ochronie danych. Zawiera on ogólny przegląd obowiązujących ram
    prawnych UE i RE.
  • 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.
PRODUKTY
26
October
2018
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ 2018 Fundamental Rights Forum
brought together more than 700 human rights champions at a time of
widening social divisions and increasingly polarised politics across
Europe.
20
September
2018
With enormous volumes of data generated every day, more and more decisions are based on data analysis and algorithms. This can bring welcome benefits, such as consistency and objectivity, but algorithms also entail great risks. A FRA focus paper looks at how the use of automation in decision making can result in, or exacerbate, discrimination.
14
September
2018
This Opinion by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) aims to inform the European Parliament’s position concerning the legislative proposal for a Regulation on strengthening the security of identity cards of European Union (EU) citizens and of residence documents issued to EU citizens and their family members exercising their right of free movement. It focuses on the processing of biometric data and complements the opinion published by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).
12
September
2018
In November 2017, the European Commission requested FRA’s support in evaluating the impact on fundamental rights of the European Border Surveillance System (Eurosur) Regulation. Further to this request, FRA reviewed the work of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) and analysed cooperation agreements concluded by EU Member States with third countries which are relevant for the exchange of information for the purposes of Eurosur. This report presents the main findings of such review.
10
September
2018
This Opinion aims to
inform the European Parliament’s position on the legislative proposal amending the
Visa Information System, the Visa Code and other related provisions of EU law. The
European Commission presented the proposal on 16 May 2018 and EU legislators are
currently discussing it.
6
June
2018
The year 2017 brought both progress and setbacks in terms of rights protection. The European Pillar of Social Rights marked an important move towards a more ‘social Europe’. But, as experiences with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights underscore, agreement on a text is merely a first step. Even in its eighth year as the EU's binding bill of rights, the Charter's potential was not fully exploited, highlighting the need to more actively promote its use.
6
June
2018
The year 2017 brought both progress and setbacks in terms of fundamental rights protection. FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2018 reviews major developments in the field, identifying both achievements and remaining areas of concern.
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
New language versions - EL, BG
11 December 2019
Szybki rozwój technologii informacyjnych skutkuje rosnącą potrzebą skutecznej ochrony danych osobowych –
prawa zagwarantowanego w aktach prawnych zarówno Unii Europejskiej (UE), jak i Rady Europy (RE). Postęp
technologiczny przesuwa na przykład granice nadzoru, przechwytywania łączności i przechowywania
danych, co stanowi poważne wyzwanie w kontekście zapewnienia możliwości egzekwowania tego ważnego
prawa. Niniejszy podręcznik ma stanowić wprowadzenie do tej powstającej dziedziny prawa dla prawników
praktyków, którzy nie specjalizują się w ochronie danych. Zawiera on ogólny przegląd obowiązujących ram
prawnych UE i RE.
17
May
2018
Organizacje społeczeństwa obywatelskiego w Unii Europejskiej odgrywają kluczową rolę w promowaniu praw podstawowych, lecz misja ta staje się coraz bardziej utrudniona zarówno ze względu na ograniczenia prawne, jak i praktyczne. Chociaż wyzwania istnieją we wszystkich państwach członkowskich UE, ich dokładny charakter i zasięg są zróżnicowane. Zasadniczo brakuje danych i badań na ten temat, w tym badań porównawczych.
Dlatego też sprawozdanie FRA analizuje różne rodzaje i wzorce wyzwań stojących przed organizacjami społeczeństwa obywatelskiego działającymi na rzecz praw człowieka w UE. Podkreśla ono także obiecujące praktyki, które mogą tym niepokojącym wzorcom przeciwdziałać.
9
May
2018
W obliczu rosnących zagrożeń, jakie w UE powodują terroryzm, cyberataki i rozbudowane transgraniczne sieci przestępcze, praca służb wywiadowczych ma teraz jeszcze bardziej pilny, złożony i międzynarodowy charakter. Praca tych służb może silnie ingerować w prawa podstawowe, zwłaszcza prawo do ochrony danych i prywatności. Nieustanny postęp technologiczny może pogłębiać zagrożenie taką ingerencją, lecz skuteczne środki odwoławcze i nadzór mają szansę ograniczyć potencjał nadużyć.
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.