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The Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee of the European Parliament has published the study “Towards a New EU Legal Framework for Data Protection and Privacy: Challenges, Principles and the Role of the European Parliament”, which addresses the new challenges stemming from data processing policies and systems falling in the scope of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, and identifies a set of common basic principles and standards for the genuine assurance of data protection in all the phases of EU policymaking and for the effective implementation of this fundamental right. The study has been co-authored by Didier Bigo (Centre d’Etudes sur les Conflits, C&C), Sergio Carrera (Centre for European Policy Studies, CEPS), Elspeth Guild (CEPS and Radboud University of Nijmegen), Julien Jeandesboz (C&C) and LSTS members Paul de Hert, Gloria González Fuster and Vagelis Papakonstantinou. Download the study here (pdf).

On the 9th November 2011 will take place at the European Parliament, in Brussels, the full-day policy meeting “More Surveillance, More Security? The Landscape of Surveillance in Europe and Challenges to Data Protection and Privacy“, organised by the European Parliament’s Privacy Platform together with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the SAPIENT project (Supporting Fundamental Rights, Privacy and Ethics in Surveillance Technologies). The event will be held between 8:30 and 17:30 pm, including a Privacy Platform meeting from 12:30 to14.30. LSTS and CReSPo researcher Rocco Bellanova will be the discussant of the panel: “Assessing the challenges of DNA collection and sharing under the Prüm Decisions” (14:45-16:00). Full programme: here. For further info and registration: sophie.intveld-office@europarl.europa.eu.