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Migrant ship stranding shows urgent need for reform of EU rules and action to tackle root causes

Posted: Friday 15 Jun 2018
Category: Articles-General

The stranding of more than six hundred migrants on board a ship off the coast of Italy once again highlights the urgent need for reforms to the EU Dublin Regulation on asylum and action to tackle the root causes, Labour MEPs warned as the European Parliament debated the humanitarian emergencies in the Mediterranean.

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Live webstreaming of Zuckerberg hearing will ensure transparency. Now for the answers

Posted: Monday 21 May 2018
Category: Articles-General

Labour MEPs have welcomed the announcement tomorrow’s hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the abuse of users’ data will be webstreamed live, following pressure from the Socialists and Democrats Group to ensure greater transparency.

Claude Moraes MEP, chair of the European Parliament civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, said:

“The issues raised by the data abuse scandal affect millions of European citizens, either because they have been directly affected by the practices of Cambridge Analytica or because they are Facebook’s users.

 

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Safeguards crucial to prevent repeat of Windrush scandal for EU citizens

Posted: Tuesday 24 Apr 2018
Category: Articles-General

The application system for EU citizens to register in the UK post-Brexit must be set out in primary legislation or unilateral commitments to avoid a repeat of the Windrush scandal, Labour MEPs warned as the European Parliament today questioned Home Office officials on the UK government’s proposed registration system.

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In wake of Facebook scandal, EU must back up data protection regulation with new ePrivacy laws, warn Labour MEPs

Posted: Thursday 19 Apr 2018
Category: Articles-General

To further guard against a repeat of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, national governments must back the European Parliament’s ePrivacy proposals that will complement the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Labour MEPs urged as the parliament this week condemned the abuse of citizens’ data and election manipulation.

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