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EUROPOL data leak: MEPs quized Europol director

Top Story - 30-01-2017
LIBE Debate on the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November in preparation of the extraordinary JHA Council of 20 November
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Europol director Rob Wainwright briefed Civil Liberties MEPs on the data breach on terrorism investigation files. The data breach, disclosed by Dutch journalists last November, happened when a former EUROPOL employee took home dossiers and put them on an insecure hard drive. The new Europol regulation taking effect on 1 May 2017, foresees stronger data protection safeguards and an enhanced democratic scrutiny role for the European Parliament and national parliaments.

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MEPs are set to react to the Commission’s White Paper on the future of Europe on Wednesday at 15.00, following its presentation by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani and Mr Juncker will hold a press conference after the debate, at around 16.30. Parliament set out its vision for the EU future in three resolutions voted by the full House on 16 February 2017.

Before the start of the debate, from around 14.20, a number of Commissioners and Parliament group leaders will hold doorsteps at the protocol entrance on the ground floor of the Paul Henri Spaak building.
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