NSA Inquiry - US surveillance programmes on Safe Harbour Agreement:

Type: News   Reference: 94547   Duration: 00:04:30  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 07/10/2013   First transmission: 07/10/2013
- extracts from the Hearing EP Committee on Civil Liberties Background: The 6th hearing of inquiry of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will focus on the impact of US surveillance programmes on the Safe Harbour Agreement and other instruments used for international data transfers. Vice-President Vivianne Reding, Member of the European Commission, could not be present at the LIBE hearing, but told the committee that the European Commissions report will be ready in December. Dr Imke SOMMER, data protection unit of the Hansestadt Bremen, Germany, Christopher CONNOLLLY from Galexia and Peter HUSTINX, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) presented their views on the US Safe Harbour.

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00:00:05 Exterior view of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France (1 shot) 00:00:05
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00:00:48 SOUNDBITE (English): Dr Imke SOMMER, Landesbeauftragte für Datentschutz und Informationsfreiheit of the Hansestadt Bremen, Germany: "We consider even the existing Safe Harbour decision as an efficient means, as a means to suspend the transfer of personal data to U.S. companies in the current situation." 00:00:16
00:01:04 SOUNDBITE (English): Christopher CONNOLLLY, Galexia: "You are only protected while the organisation is a member of the Safe Harbour and it is only enforceable while they make a promise in their privacy policy that they are Member of the Safe Harbour. More then 1000 organisations have left the Safe Harbour in the time where I have been doing research on the Safe Harbour. And they also leave the list, 100 of them have disappeared from the list, so there is no Archive who has been members in the past." 00:00:26
00:01:30 SOUNDBITE (English): Christopher CONNOLLLY, Galexia: "The 3rd issue and probably the most significant one, is that many claims of Safe Harbour membership are false. These false claims have may significant impact on the consumer, because you might be lured into dealing with a particular organisation, to be agency that has your information, has decided to do the right thing and has send it too a Safe Harbour organisation, but where that claim is false. There is in fact no protection." 00:00:35
00:02:05 SOUNDBITE (English): Peter HUSTINX, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS): "An additional Protocol to the cyber crime convention as currently under discussion in the context of the Council of Europe may well create space for unwarranted access by intelligent services to data stored in other jurisdictions. This issue has also been raised in the opinion of the legal committee and ITRE on the strategy for 'Cloud computing', we should do our utmost to ensure that this additional protocol will not to be adopted." 00:00:35
00:02:40 SOUNDBITE (English): Peter HUSTINX, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS): "We cannot accept the distinctions between U.S. persons and non U.S. persons which leaves all European citizens without any proper legal protection." 00:00:12
00:02:52 SOUNDBITE (English): Peter HUSTINX, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS): "We believe that substantial improvements have been made and that of the issues have been settled. And that is particular true for the more active role of the U.S. department of commerce in the self certification process and for the role of the Federal Trade Commission in enforcement. So the regular Safe Harbour does have certain merits, but what remains problematic is the lack of comprehensive overview of Safe Harbour practice and experience, together with sufficiently reliable statistics." 00:00:36
00:03:28 cut away shots, (14 shots) 00:01:02
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