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12th Nov 2018

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Belgian trains' security plan draws German ire

Belgian plans to collect personal details of people taking trains through a controversial passenger name records (PNR) scheme has drawn a sharp rebuke from their German counterparts, reports Belgian daily Le Soir. Unnamed sources cited by the paper said German rail company Deutsche Bahn may cut lines to Belgium if the data collection plans were implemented.

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EU warns Romania not to abuse GDPR against press

Romania's data protection authority has threatened a €20m fine against reporters investigating high-level corruption. The European Commission has since issued a warning, telling Romanian authorities to give press exemptions when it comes to privacy rights.

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EU 'Magnitsky Act' must bear its proper name

Sergei Magnitsky gave his life to fighting corruption. The least we can do is to honour his sacrifice in the name of the legislation that his heroism inspired.

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