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Aug 12, 2022, 07:15

12. August 2022

Süddeutsche zur : Datenschützer laufen Sturm, Johansson verteidigt sich. Mein Kommentar: "geht völlig an den Missbrauchstätern vorbei, die im Darknet operieren, lässt die Missbrauchsopfer im Stich". sueddeutsche.de/politik/chatko

Aug 11, 2022, 20:46

11. August 2022

🇫🇷Militants de la protection de la vie privée, ne manquez pas le barcamp de Bruxelles du 2 au 5 septembre. Nous devons lutter ensemble contre la rétention de données, le , la surveillance, etc.

Inscrivez-vous avant le 12 août pour bénéficier du remboursement de votre voyage ! freedomnotfear.org/2022/regist

Aug 11, 2022, 20:45

11. August 2022

🇬🇧Privacy activists of Europe, don't miss this year's Brussels barcamp from 2-5 Sep. We need to fight together , , surveillance etc.!

Register by 12 Aug to receive travel reimbursement! freedomnotfear.org/2022/regist

Aug 11, 2022, 20:12

11. August 2022

RT @netzpolitik_org@twitter.com

Das Landgericht Frankfurt(Oder) stellt fest: Die Auto-Vorratsdatenspeicherung in Brandenburg war illegal. Doch Innenminister Stübgen will gescannte Kennzeichen wieder speichern können. @echo_pbreyer@twitter.com findet: " Wir haben ein Recht auf datenfreie Fahrt." netzpolitik.org/2022/kennzeich

Aug 08, 2022, 07:21

08. August 2022

RT @Piratenpartei@twitter.com

-Klage erfolgreich!
Das Landgericht Frankfurt (Oder) entschied, dass die massenhafte Autofahren-Vorratsdatenspeicherung in illegal war.

„Unter ständiger Überwachung können wir uns nicht frei verhalten!“ kommentierte @echo_pbreyer@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, terrorist content online (TERREG) and the Digital Services Act (more responsibilities here).

Contact me

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

How you can help

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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.