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Europe Data Protection Digest | PNR, Surveillance Programs Raise Questions, Affect Crime-Fighting Related reading: Podcast: Should we give up our data to protect the herd?


“Suspicions of government ‘snooping’ and potential privacy breaches” have made some “unwilling to hold and disseminate information on known and dangerous child abusers,” The Independent reports. Meanwhile, the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has said the Court of Justice of the EU's decision on the Data Retention Directive needs to be reviewed “before they agree to a new EU Passenger Name Record Directive,” reports. And in the UK, Bloomberg Businessweek reports, a court has rejected a request from several privacy groups “to see additional documents that may relate to whether the government uses adequate measures to protect the public from surveillance programs” and the deputy information commissioner has told Parliament businesses that use “remotely piloted aircraft systems,” or drones, run the risk of "collateral” privacy intrusion.
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