Priorities in the field of Justice Affairs (Prism programme): - extracts from the exchange of views with Viviane REDING, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs EPRef93961 // European Parliament , Brussels, room JAN 2Q2 - 15.00-16.30

Type: News   Reference: 93961   Duration: 00:03:04  Lieu: European Parliament, Brussels
End production: 19/06/2013   First transmission: 19/06/2013
Members from the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs held an exchange of views with Viviane REDING, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship concerning the NSA PRISM programme. The debate follows after recently Commissioner REDING sent a letter to the Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice, Mr Eric H Holder Jr. with regard to accessing and processing of data of European Union citizens and especially the PRISM programme. During the June plenary, political group representatives discussed the implications of PRISM programme for EU citizens' privacy with the European Commission. The Guardian newspaper along with The Washington Post have recently revealed that the US is using a surveillance system code-named PRISM, which allows the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI direct access to the servers of US internet firms such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and AOL.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior of the European Parliament , Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Arrival of Viviane REDING , EC Vice president in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship to the LIBE Committee, door sign, (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:00:20 Viviane REDING taking her seat 00:00:04
00:00:24 Cutaway Photografer 00:00:04
00:00:28 SOUNDBITE (English) Viviane REDING, EC Vice president," I asked on June 10th a series of questions to the American authorities in a letter to the Attorney General Eric HOLDER." 00:00:11
00:00:39 SOUNDBITE (English) Viviane REDING, EC Vice president,(content of letter to the US)" We are particularly concerned by the volume of data collected. The personal material scoped from the programme, and the extend of judicial oversight and redress available to Europeans." 00:00:14
00:00:53 SOUNDBITE (English) Viviane REDING, EC Vice president," I think that the PRISM case was a wake up call. A wake up call which has shown to everybody in this Chamber how urgent it is that we proceed with a solid piece of legislation as well in the private sector, as well in the sector of law enforcement. Any delay would play to the hands of those who do not want to strengthen the rights of citizens for data protection." 00:00:34
00:01:27 SOUNDBITE (English) Viviane REDING, EC Vice president," I agree with all those that have said that there is one serious red line under Sine qua non and that is the rights inscribed in the 1995 Directive; I will never agree to go under those." 00:00:18
00:01:45 SOUNDBITE (English) Viviane REDING, EC Vice president," For us it is a big urgency to have our rules clearly in place because that would also mean that those rules apply to all companies which operate on the territory of the EU, whatever their nationality , wherever their mother house, or where ever their technology is seated outside of the EU." 00:00:32
00:02:17 SOUNDBITE (English) Viviane REDING, EC Vice president," Even in question of intelligence, the fundamental rights which are inscribed in our basic text are not eliminated. They have also to be considered , the position of the Commission and the defence of the Fundamental rights of the citizens is without any doubt in that respect. 00:00:27
00:02:44 Cutaways (4 shots) 00:00:20
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