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Facebook/misuse of data, digital union and the Sakharov prize - This week at the European Parliament

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is back on the agenda along with some other highlights. Check those out below!

 
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Highlights

Facebook/misuse of data. Following up on the meeting on 22 May between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Parliament’s political leadership, MEPs will debate how to ensure data protection and prevent illegal use of collected personal information in a public hearing. The speakers include journalists and whistle blowers behind the media revelation of the Cambridge Analytica Case. (Monday)

Digital Union: free flow of non-personal data in the EU. A proposal banning member states from imposing unjustified territorial restrictions on processing non-personal data in the EU (e.g. in financial, health, tax, telecommunications sectors and government) will be voted on by the Internal Market Committee. This would cut red tape and remove unnecessary barriers for businesses. It is considered a key factor for a competitive European data economy. (Monday)

Sakharov Prize/30th anniversary conference. MEPs from the Foreign Affairs, Human Rights and Development Committees will look back on 30 years of the Sakharov Prize. During a two-day conference, they will highlight the EU’s engagement in human rights through debates with high level experts, Sakharov Prize winners and human rights defenders from all over the world, and visit the (itinerant) exhibition “They Defend our Freedoms - 30 years of Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought”. (Monday and Tuesday)

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