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Patrick BREYER Patrick BREYER
Patrick BREYER

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance


Germany - Piratenpartei Deutschland (Germany)

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Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Delegation for Northern cooperation and for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee


Committee on Legal Affairs

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European strategy for data (A9-0027/2021 - Miapetra Kumpula-Natri)

Written explanations of vote

. – I voted in favour of the ‘Report on a European strategy for data’ because it sets important priorities for handling and use of data and makes clear demands that free sharing of data must be limited to non-personal data, such as industrial or commercial data, or securely, effectively and irreversibly anonymised personal data, including in the case of mixed data sets. Any misuse of data, including through mass surveillance, must be ruled out. The fact that the report makes a clear commitment to open standards and open source software and hardware should also be emphasized.
However, the report incorporates an unambiguous call for a cross-border electronic identification scheme for European citizens without mentioning necessary specifications and safeguards.
Pirates do not support creating a European Digital Identity that would result in a lifetime identification number and facilitates tracking our every action online. Using multiple profiles and pseudonyms is of existential importance for many people and groups. What we really need are decentralized, open-source and interoperable identity services of our own choice on the Internet. Under no circumstances will we support a centralized identification infrastructure.

Patrick BREYER
Patrick BREYER


Auch die Co-Vorsitzende der Datenethik-Kommission, Christiane Wendehorst, sieht eine "befremdliche Diskrepanz" darin, dass die EU-Kommission Massenüberwachung durch Eingriffsbehörden zulassen will: 

Ich stelle mich entschieden gegen die Forderung des Rechtsausschusses, illegale Sport-Livestreams mit Schnell-Löschanordnungen ohne Richterbeschluss und Netzsperren zu stoppen. Finale Abstimmung im Mai.  berichtet: 

Das Europaparlament will illegale Sport-Livestreams strenger verfolgen als terroristische Inhalte. Der Rechtsausschussfordert 30-Minuten-Löschfrist ohne richterliche Anordnung mit Kollateralschäden! Ich habe mit @golem darüber gesprochen: