Internet giants face big fines if data protection rules breached

Social media giants like Facebook and Instagram face big fines if they break new draft EU data protection rules. The new
pan-European data protection bill was debated in the European Parliament this
week. The draft laws are designed to give citizens control over their private
data, while also creating clarity and legal certainty for businesses to spur
competition in the digital market. Internet companies like Facebook, Snapchat
and Instagram could face huge fines if they don’t adhere to the data protection
laws once they come into force. In addition, companies will also have to
appoint a data protection officer if they process sensitive data on a large
scale or collect information on many consumers. The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune
now explains.

Out words: be protected

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IFA needs to rebuild and reform to lobby at EU level

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says
it’s essential the IFA rebuilds its credibility to be a strong lobby
organisation for farmers at an EU level. The Midlands North-West MEP says she’s
shocked at the damning revelations from the Con Lucey report into IFA
remunerations for senior officials. But she is warning that farmers need a strong
voice in Brussels to continue to fight for their rights.

Out words: one now

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European Parliament calls for Halawa release – Boylan

MEPs in the European Parliament have voted
for a resolution that calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the
Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa. The twenty year old has been held in an Egyptian
prison since August 2013. The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan was instrumental in
getting the resolution through the Parliament. She says the charges being
levelled against Ibrahim are false.

Out words: for that

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