The Data Act: preserving privacy and putting citizens in control

In recent years, we have seen an explosion in the development of “smart” and “connected” devices: from home appliances to industrial machines, and medical equipment to cars. The EU wants to make better use of this data to benefit the economy. I have been negotiating on behalf of Renew in the JURI committee, to make…

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C’est arrivé et donc cela peut arriver à nouveau…

Le 27 janvier est la journée internationale dédiée à la mémoire des victimes de l’Holocauste. En ces temps sombres animé par la guerre de la Russie contre l’Ukraine, il est important de rappeler que les horreurs du passé durant la seconde guerre mondiale peuvent se répéter même 80 ans plus tard… Le 25 janvier, j’ai…

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Twitter kills 3rd party app ecosystem?

Potentially anticompetitive shutdown by Twitter of third-party app ecosystem Last week, a service (API) provided by Twitter allowing third-party software to interact with the social network was shut down. For decades access via API spurred the development of a commercial ecosystem of third-party apps built around Twitter: software for tweet scheduling, business customer service, posting…

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Are Shares in Companies Undue Influence?

Karen Melchior pale faced woman with a purple shirt on looking into a mirror adjusting her short dark har.

I find it super important to have transparency and openness about potential undue influence on politicians. So I welcome any conversation and questions about this. The financial interests of politicians is part of this conversation.  As uncomfortable as it is being quizzed on my personal finances and talking about them openly. This is the only…

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How will the Commission respond to a court ruling that makes it harder to investigate money laundering & tax evasion?

Last week, Russian Investigative Journalist Maria Pevchikh posted an excellent twitter thread concerning a recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, and how it may help shady organisations — often controlled by Russian Oligarchs — hide or launder money in the European Union. The court ruling invalidates an important part of…

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