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30. March 2023

Den Gleichschaltungsversuch der CDU, das Bundesverfassungsgericht jenseits echter Bestenauslese mit eigenen Leuten zu besetzen, verurteile ich ebenso, wie dass die übrigen Parteien das mitmachen. Das Ernennungsverfahren muss dringend reformiert werden.

30. March 2023

Übrigens hat der inzwischen zum Bundesverfassungsgerichtspräsidenten gewählte Stephan Harbarth, der über unsere Verfassungsbeschwerde gegen die mit entschieden hat, 2015 als CDU-Abgeordneter selbst das grundrechtswidrige Gesetz mit verabschiedet.

30. March 2023

@GreensEFA@twitter.com 🇬🇧A 🇪🇺 group of experts is to bring back indiscriminate & circumvent . Among other things, a new narrative is supposed to help.

Governments that have repeatedly adopted illegal are making plans here!

euractiv.com/section/law-enfor @GreensEFA@twitter.com

30. March 2023

🇩🇪Eine 🇪🇺 Expertengruppe soll flächendeckende wieder erwecken u. umgehen. Helfen soll dabei u.a. ein neues Narrativ.

Hier planen Regierungen, die mehrfach illegale beschlossen haben!

heise.de/news/Neuer-Anlauf-zur @GreensEFA@twitter.com

30. March 2023

Diese Woche war Anne Herpertz, Bundesvorsitzende meiner @Piratenpartei@twitter.com, in Brüssel zu Gast und hat mich u.a. zu einer Fraktionssitzung der @GreensEFA@twitter.com begleitet. Es ist mir immer eine Freude, @stillnotlovin@twitter.com !

Patrick Breyer Digital freedom fighter and Member of European Parliament for the German and the European Pirate Party

Europe’s new voice of privacy and the free Internet

About me

I passionately defend human rights in the age of the digital revolution.
I have been active in the civil liberties movement for many years. In court I successfully contested the first German law on data retention and the law on access to subscriber data. I have sued for Internet surfers’ privacy and achieved access to information regarding Court documents in the EU Commission’s possession.

In the European Parliament, as a member of the Greens/European Free Alliance group, I work on issues including indiscriminate messaging and chat control, European Digital Identity, European space for health data (EHDS) and privacy in electronic communications (ePrivacy) – more responsibilities here.

Contact me

My office, ph. +32 228 45664, will answer telephone enquiries for me (e.g. press enquiries).

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My priorities for Europe

Protecting human rights in the digital age


Right to privacy instead of mass surveillance and data retention – because it is nobody’s business, with whom you are in contact and which websites you visit.


Right to the free exchange of information and opinions – so that nobody censors or filters what you are allowed to read and write on the Internet.


Modern, fair copyright law – so that you can no longer be cashed in by lawyers.


Free software and free knowledge – because projects and ideas get better when everyone can work on them.


Right to free movement – because reintroducing border controls in Europe is the wrong way to go.

Update for Europe

As the “Robin Hood of politics” we want to give power back to the citizens


Disclosure of contacts between lobbyists and politicians in order to curb the influence of business on politics.


Publication of official documents instead of secret agreements (e.g. TTIP).


Citizen participation and direct democracy instead of backroom politics behind closed doors.


Protection instead of prosecution of whistleblowers.


Rule of law for everyone instead of private arbitration courts for corporations.