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17th Oct 2017

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German prosecutors want to lift far-right leader's immunity

Dresden's prosecutor's office, in the region of Saxony, has requested to lift the immunity of Frauke Petry, a co-chair of the anti-EU, anti-migrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. The region's parliament, where Petry is elected, said on Monday that it will hold a hearing over the request. Petry is suspected of perjury in her testimony for an investigation on the funding of an AfD candidate's campaign in 2014.

New privacy rules tilted to industry, says NGO

The European Commission's reform of the e-privacy regulation to ensure confidentiality of online messages against industry interest has now swayed in favour of big tech firms, says NGO.

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