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“NSA scandal reinforces the need for Data Protection Reform”, argues lead MEP Moraes

February 13, 2014 - ICT

Leading ICT journalist Jennifer Baker is joined by British MEP Claude Moraes for an exclusive interview on the Parliament’s inquiry into the mass surveillance of EU citizens.

Claude Moraes is the lead rapporteur of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) inquiry into the NSA spying scandal and its implications on European citizens. In this interview Moraes discusses what impact the inquiry will have on EU citizens and the business community. “We hope that this inquiry will bring us a step forward in data protection and regulation legislation“, argues Moraes. According to the leading MEP, the inquiry calls to rethink the meaning of privacy and surveillance: “We hope that a proper balance between data gathering and security will be reached”.

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