Romania tries to use GDPR to force journalists to reveal sources

first_img“We condemn this misuse of the European Union’s new data protection provisions with the aim of intimidating investigative reporters and violating the confidentiality of their sources,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. November 14, 2018 Romania tries to use GDPR to force journalists to reveal sources Romania is ranked 44th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. © Puiu Alexandru RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources CorruptionOrganized crimeInternetEconomic pressureJudicial harassment to go further News November 23, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Organisation News May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF is also surprised by the speed with which Romania’s Data Protection Authority wrote to RISE Project after it posted the articles on Facebook. This agency normally takes several months to respond to complaints by Romanian citizens, according to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which consulted specialized lawyers. Follow the news on Romania As grounds for issuing this order, the letter cited the GDPR, otherwise known as EU Directive 2016/679, which took effect on 25 May. Newscenter_img RSF_en Reacting to this misuse of the GDPR on 12 November, European Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said Romania had to make exceptions for the media. “It is of upmost importance that Romanian authorities implement that obligation in national law, to provide exemptions and derogations to protect journalist sources, in particular, from the powers of the data protection authority,” he said. Compliance with this recommendation is all the more essential since Romania is due to take over the EU rotating presidency on 1 January This alleged scandal is said to involve senior Romanian politicians, including Liviu Dragnea, the president of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD), and Tel Drum SA, a construction company already implicated in another case. The same massive corruption scandal was the subject of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova’s last broadcast on the Bulgarian TV channel TVN before her brutal murder on 6 October. Receive email alerts “The GDPR is meant to give Europeans more control over their personal data and the way companies use their data. It is definitely not intended to prevent journalists from publishing information in the public interest.” Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources CorruptionOrganized crimeInternetEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information The articles to which the letter referred were published by RISE Project in the course of the investigation it has been conducting jointly with the Bulgarian investigative website Bivol into the alleged embezzlement of around 21 million euros in EU funds. When Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007, they were placed under a mechanism that allows the European Commission to monitor the pace of their judicial reforms and efforts to combat corruption. In this mechanism’s latest report, published yesterday, the Commission again called on Romania to “combat corruption” – the subject that investigative journalists find hardest to cover. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Romania’s Data Protection Authority toimmediately cease its alarming attempts to use the European Union’s General DataProtection Regulation (GDPR) to violate the confidentiality of the sources of investigativejournalists. December 2, 2020 Find out more In a letter received from the Data Protection Authority on 9 November, the Romanian investigative news website RISE Project was told it could be fined up to 20 million euros if it failed to reveal the sources for the “personal data” in a series of Facebook articles and all other information related to these articles.last_img read more

Junior League of Pasadena Welcomes New Members

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) is excited to welcome 37 new members to its Provisional Class. Throughout this first year, the provisional class participates is various JLP training, teambuilding and community activities. The year concludes with Kids in the Kitchen (KITK), a one day health and nutrition event for area youth and families in Spring 2015. An initiative of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., KITK is designed to help communities address childhood obesity and promote healthy and active lifestyles. This year’s provisional class is full of energy and ready to build on last year’s event that was attended by over 200 children and parents from the San Gabriel Valley.The JLP extends a warm welcome to the following new members:Michelle Acosta, PasadenaLisa Alberti, PasadenaJennifer Allen, PasadenaBriana Armour, Los AngelesCora Banta, PasadenaKatherine Bartscherer, AlhambraSummer Bishil, PasadenaHayley Boaz, PasadenaJulia Bowers, MonroviaAmy Brandt, PasadenaIrma Cabrera, ArcadiaSierra Chui, South PasadenaAmanda Coleman, HesperiaMary Dula, La VerneJenna Ewald, PasadenaSara Hatch, PasadenaEmily Hofer, AltadenaKatie Houghton, Los AngelesSusanna Kwan, PasadenaCelene Lyddon, South PasadenaNicolette Margi, CovinaLauren McLaren, AltadenaKacie Mele, GlendaleLorena Nader, PasadenaLeah Rodemich, PasadenaParnian Ross, PasadenaMarcie Sabatella, PasadenaMelissa St. John, Sun ValleyJessica Stoller-Conrad, PasadenaKelly Sun, PasadenaHannah Swanson, Los AngelesMelanie Thomas, PasadenaJade Ulrich, AlhambraLinda Whittlesey, ArcadiaNicole Whorton, PasadenaSuzanne Wilhelm, MonroviaLisa Zastrow, Los AngelesAbout Junior League of Pasadena, Inc.Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena is a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Past projects have included Madison Elementary School, Kidspace Museum, and the Pasadena Senior Center. To receive further information, please contact the Junior League of Pasadena at (626) 796-0244 or visit their Web site at www.MyJLP.com. Community News Junior League of Pasadena Welcomes New Members From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 11:23 amlast_img read more

Young Adult Author Sherri L. Smith Releases ‘Pasadena,’ a Murder Mystery Set in the City of Roses

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe 106 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Literary Arts Young Adult Author Sherri L. Smith Releases ‘Pasadena,’ a Murder Mystery Set in the City of Roses From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 5, 2016 | 11:21 am More Cool Stuff Award-winning young adult author Sherri L. Smith has a new novel: a page-turner murder mystery set in California’s City of Roses, where Jude’s best friend Maggie is found dead in a swimming pool, and she calls it murder even when the victim’s family calls it an accident.In the process of getting closer to the truth, Jude digs the past like bones from a shallow grave. And when the secrets start turning up, Jude realizes she’s got a few skeletons of her own.“Pasadena” is a tale of love, damage and salvation set against the sweltering backdrop of Pasadena in the summer. In her quest for who could have murdered her best friend, Jude looks at several suspects – among them a stalker so obsessed with the victim that he documents her every step with his camera, Maggie’s cancer-stricken brother who was the apple of the family’s eye, or anyone among their circle of friends.“Jude leaves no holds barred in her laser-like determination to find the truth, and the secrets that eventually surface, in Smith’s beautifully crafted and suspenseful novel, come as a surprise,” says book reviewer Jean Westmoore.“Sherri L. Smith probes the vulnerable underbellies of a lot of toothy sharks in this page-turning California noir,” says E. Lockhart, author of the New York Times bestseller “We Were Liars.” “‘Pasadena’ is stylish and still sad, chilling and still hopeful, open-hearted and still mysterious. Smith is an author with astonishing range and she’s a stellar storyteller.”“Pasadena” is a 240-page hardcover published by G.P. Putnam and Sons, for ages 13 and up.last_img read more