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Privacy is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the protection of your data is closely related. In a democratic society, privacy is an essential enabler for other fundamental rights, such as the freedom of expression and to form and join associations. However, growing commercial interests are pushing for weaker privacy protections and loose legislation on the use of personal data that would facilitate the collection, sharing with 'third parties', processing, 'mining' and sale of personal data. Those practices, unfortunately very common on the Internet, are dangerous for our liberties online and offline.

Privacy protecting legislation, faced with the fact that in the digital age the collecting, sharing and 'mining' of data has become ubiquitous, has to adapt to continue protecting citizens. But the opposite is happening. The revision of the European regulation concerning the protection of personal data, initiated by the European Commission in 2012, is proposing safeguards that are too weak to effectively protect citizens' privacy. It is essential that legislators force private companies to have more transparency and more responsibilities on data protection and to prohibit abuses.

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Contact your MEPs

Contacting your Elected Representatives is the most useful thing you can do, right now and until the final vote in the European Parliament. Each of the steps in the European Parliament is an occasion for us to make ourselves heard in favor of a strong data protection regulation.

La Quadrature du Net provides you with a campaigning tool, the Piphone, which allows you to call MEPs very easily and free of charge.

Contact your MEPs now!


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