Committee Inquiry on Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens – Sixth Hearing

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 6, 2013

“Session I focuses on the impact of mass surveillance programmes on the rights of EU citizens to data protection, either these programmes are implemented by third countries or by EU Member States. The Commission will also inform on the progress of its evaluation of the Safe Harbour. Sessions II and III are devoted to the assessment of the impact of US surveillance programmes on existing tools for transfers of personal data to the US. While Session II focuses on the US Safe Harbour, Session III focuses on the impact on other instruments used by companies for their data flows. Statements of the EU data protection authorities, the European Data Protection Supervisor and a management services consultant entity in privacy and new technologies which has issued reports on the implementation of the US Safe Harbour.”

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