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28th Feb 2021

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EU data supervisor Buttarelli passes away

Giovanni Buttarelli, the European data protection supervisor, passed away on Tuesday (20 August). "Throughout his life Giovanni dedicated himself completely to his family, to the service of the judiciary, and the European Union and its values," his office said in a statement. European Digital Rights (EDRi), an international not-for-profit association of 42 organisations from around Europe, described him as a strong defender of privacy.

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Frontex chief: 'about time' MEPs probe his agency

Some 14 MEPs have created a group to probe allegations of rights abuse by the EU's border agency Frontex. Its head, Fabrice Leggeri, welcomed its creation and said it "is about time".

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The trap of spreading ideas while attacking them

Ideas that are attacked are actually being promulgated. That has been the case for centuries, at least as far back as Thomas Aquinas. And that is certainly the case today with Facebook and Twitter.

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