"Informing You Without Watching you."  @digitalprivacy, Thu 09/22:
EU privacy watchdog sues lawmakers over new Europol mandate

Europol has been ordered to erase data concerning individuals with no established link to a crime | iStock

The European Union's in-house privacy watchdog has sued lawmakers over legislation that would effectively wipe out its previous enforcement against Europol, the bloc’s law enforcement agency. The legal action comes just days after the EDPS ordered Europol to approve Dutch activist Frank van der Linde's access request to the data it holds on him, topping off a torrid week for the law enforcement agency even as it hosts its renowned annual EDEN conference, where it convenes privacy experts from around the world to talk about data protection in law enforcement. The EDPS investigation found that Europol thought that deleting his data could be a solution to the problem of his access request. I think there are hundreds or even thousands of people in Europol’s database where their data is not correct.

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