AEDH
European Association for the defence of Human Rights - Association européenne pour la défense des Droits de l'Homme

Security Scanners in EU Airports: Seeking the Mythical Absolute in Security – 15 February 2011

The AEDH is extremely concerned about the use of body scanners in Europe. After giving its opinion on the European Commission’s communication of 15 June 2010i, it would like to take this opportunity to express its position on the use of security scanners in general. Body, or “security”, scanners have serious consequences for privacy and the protection of personal data. The need for such equipment, as well the implications of its use, must therefore be thoroughly evaluated.

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Security Scanners in EU Airports: Seeking the Mythical Absolute in Security – 15 February 2011

The AEDH is extremely concerned about the use of body scanners in Europe. After giving its opinion on the European Commission’s communication of 15 June 2010i, it would like to take this opportunity to express its position on the use of security scanners in general. Body, or “security”, scanners have serious consequences for privacy and the protection of personal data. The need for such equipment, as well the implications of its use, must therefore be thoroughly evaluated.

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EDPS is concerned about PNR proposal – 25 March 2010

On 25 March 2011, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion on a new Commission’s proposal to oblige airline carriers to provide EU Member States with personal data on passengers (Passenger Name Record – PNR) entering or departing from the EU for the purpose of fighting serious crime and terrorism. Such data may include, for example, home address, mobile phone number, frequent flyer information, email address and credit card information.

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The European Parliament commits itself for a European statutes for associations, foundations and mutual societies – 10 March 2011

The European Parliament adopted, on Thursday March 10th 2011, a Written declaration on establishing European Statutes for associations, foundations and mutual sociaties. This declaration was supported by 5 Members of the European Parliament and, thanks to the efforts of these members and civil society organisations, it was signed by a majority of MEPs and therefore became an official act of the European Parliament. The declaration will now be passed to the European Commission, the Council and the governments and parliaments of Member States.

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The European Parliament commits itself for a European statutes for associations, foundations and mutual societies – 10 March 2011

The European Parliament adopted, on Thursday March 10th 2011, a Written declaration on establishing European Statutes for associations, foundations and mutual sociaties. This declaration was supported by 5 Members of the European Parliament and, thanks to the efforts of these members and civil society organisations, it was signed by a majority of MEPs and therefore became an official act of the European Parliament. The declaration will now be passed to the European Commission, the Council and the governments and parliaments of Member States.

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900. The EU issues its legislation on the Citizens’ Initiative – March 23rd 2011

The Treaty on European Union (TEU) reinforces citizenship of the Union and enhances further the democratic functioning of the Union by providing, inter alia, that every citizen is to have the right to participate in the democratic life of the Union by way of a European
citizens’ initiative. That procedure affords citizens the possibility of directly approaching the Commission with a request inviting it to submit a proposal for a legal act of the Union for the purpose of implementing the Treaties similar to the right conferred on the European Parliament under Article 225 of the Treaty on the Functioning
of the European Union (TFEU) and on the Council under Article 241 TFEU.

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