Inquiry on mass surveillance of EU citizens: - extracts from the exchange of views between MEPS and experts Sergio Carrera and Francesco Ragazzi EP Committee on Civil Liberties EPRef94705 // European Parliament , Brussels, room JAN 4Q1 - 10.25-12.30 //

Type: News   Reference: 94705   Duration: 00:02:55  Lieu: European Parliament, Brussels
End production: 07/11/2013   First transmission: 07/11/2013
Allegations of the US conducting a mass surveillance of Europeans continue to take centre stage at the EP.following a visit to the US Congress of an EP delegation led by Claude MORAES (S&D, UK) works continue with today's hearing of the EP's Inquiry into the electronic mass surveillance of Europeans. MEPS and experts discuss national programmes for mass surveillance and the role of parliamentary oversight of intelligence services at national level.

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00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (English) Francesco RAGAZZI, University of LEIDEN, "We know that an unprecedented amount of information is being collected but we know very little about how it 's been processed, for what purposes, and with whom it is eventually shared. We have no assurance that broad data mining is not taking place" 00:00:15
00:00:25 SOUNDBITE (English) Francesco RAGAZZI, University of LEIDEN, "So far the results have been rather meagre and even the Director of the NSA had to admit to the US Senate that merely one or two plots were foiled thanks to the NSA mass surveillance programmes." 00:00:13
00:00:38 SOUNDBITE (English) Francesco RAGAZZI, University of LEIDEN," The problem is that these programmes destabilize the fundamental principle of trust which is at the basis of free market democracies and good international partnerships. 00:00:09
00:00:47 SOUNDBITE (English) Sergio Carrera,Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme , The Centre for European Policy Studies," It is a theft of data, In the EU legal system, the individual is the owner of his data." 00:00:07
00:00:54 SOUNDBITE (English) Sergio Carrera ,Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme , The Centre for European Policy Studies," From the evidence we've gathered Member states have circumvented also these principles very blatantly." 00:00:06
00:01:00 SOUNDBITE (English) Sergio Carrera ,Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme , The Centre for European Policy Studies, "The study proposes a red line approach . We think it is fundamental re establish red lines on what should the EU do. The first recommendation is a professional code. and guidelines for transnational management of data, a professional Charter is no longer, we argue, a legitimate to say that the EU has not legal competence and should not been doing anything on this. Sorry this is absolutely , we think , unacceptable." 00:00:31
00:01:31 SOUNDBITE (English) Sergio Carrera ,Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme , The Centre for European Policy Studies," An EU policy infrastructure , a common European model for cooperation on intelligence exchange and sharing should be established." 00:00:07
00:01:38 SOUNDBITE (English) Sergio Carrera ,Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme , The Centre for European Policy Studies," Transmission of unlawful tainted information in breach of common standards and principles can not be accepted and should be signalled by a warning; a yellow card, if repeated , exclusion from the information sharing network should take place, a red card would be issued. " 00:00:19
00:01:57 SOUNDBITE (English) Sergio Carrera ,Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme , The Centre for European Policy Studies, " The Idea of Viviane REDIONG of having a Common EU Intelligence Agency would be a solution ? We think no! Clearly to have an EU NSA kind of authority may not be the most appropriate way to handle the dilemmas that we are discussing today. However the study says that it is no longer feasible to say that the EU does not do intelligence or that intelligence perhaps, that intelligence ois not relevant or has nothing to do with the EU. We are seeing how negative the repercussion of what is going is for the EU." 00:00:36
00:02:33 Cutaways ( 6 shots) 00:00:22
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