Skip to comments.EU institutions use ‘data privacy’ to stymie transparency
Posted on 05/12/2015 6:22:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
EU ombudsman Emily OReilly has accused the EU insitutions of being too ready to use the data protection shield as an argument against being more transparent.
Data protection is viewed as a major shield against transparency in these institutions. I see it on so many levels, she said at a public discussion on Brussels lobbying on Wednesday (11 May).
She noted that while in some member states a distinction is made between an official acting in their private capacity and acting as a public servant, that distinction is far too blurred in Brussels.
Her remarks were directed at EU commissioner Frans Timmermans, in charge of transparency, who has been resisting callsoften using the privacy argumentto extend recently-implemented transparency rules to all commission officials.
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Imagine that! Who knew!
What they really need is a European NSA reading their personal emails.
Big Brother’s tentacles expanding from the USA to the entire planet, that’s the ticket.
They already have one in the form of the BND.
No, not from the USA. The EU does this on its own.
Guess this sort of thing is expanding everywhere.
The commissars are vigilant in protecting their privilege in the face of an enormous proletariat.
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