Transparency is one of the core #Pirate values. The general expenditure allowance (GEA) is taxpayers' money; hence, taxpayers have the right to know how MEPs spend it. The European #Pirates are fully transparent about their GEA spending. https://european-pirateparty.eu/how-is-taxpayers-money-spent-marcel-kolaja-calls-for-transparency-measures-to-be-implemented-in-the-european-parliament/
The Commission is drafting a proposal of the Digital Services Act, which shall address illegal content on-line. In order to safeguard fundamental rights, colleagues from my political group and I have drafted a model law on removal of illegal content, transparency, etc. (a so called Notice & Action legislation). We need your feedback. Do you think that this could be implemented on Mastodon? In order to comment, please, reply to this toot or send me a message. @Gargron https://www.greens-efa.eu/mycontentmyrights/notice-and-action/
My take on the Parliament's position on Artificial Intelligence: Disappointing. It fails at acknowledging the severity of the risks carried by the use of facial recognition in public spaces & insufficient protection for Free and Open Source technologies. https://www.kolaja.eu/en/post/20201116-position_of_the_european_parliament_on_artificial_intelligence_dissappointing_in_not_addressing_mass_surveillance_properly_among_others/
The communication style of the Czech PM Babiš in the Parliament: attacks independent media, questions Member's IQ, calls another one "disgusting", or labels them "Green fanatics". https://twitter.com/PiratKolaja/status/1328670641243951104
ACT NOW to prevent national governments from dismantling encryption! You can help by sending an e-mail to the representative of your country in the Council. Read more and find draft letters in several European languages in my latest blog post. https://www.kolaja.eu/en/post/20201111-act_now_to_prevent_national_governments_from_dismantling_encryption/
During the #COVID19 pandemic, many pupils can't access on-line classes due to poor Internet connectivity or lack of equipment.
We have to change that.
Hence, tackling these issues must be placed among top priorities in national plans for the Recovery Fund. https://twitter.com/PiratKolaja/status/1326105910419349508
My analysis of the Parliament's position on the #DigitalServicesAct, namely in the following aspects: decision on illegality, notice and action and safeguards against abuse, counter-notices, dispute settlement, transparency, interoperability, and more: https://www.kolaja.eu/en/post/20201104-position_of_the_european_parliament_on_the_digital_services_act_acceptable_with_reservations/
How to protect citizens from the potential abuse of #AI? How will the European Commission address citizens' concerns about the use of facial recognition? I asked Commissioner Thierry Breton in last week's Artificial Intelligence Committee hearing. https://twitter.com/PiratKolaja/status/1321407454262009858
Unified notice-and-action, the final decision about illegality of content remaining on the competence of courts, and interoperability obligation for dominant platforms, which will give users freedom of choice. That's what I supported in the #DigitalServicesAct reports last week. https://twitter.com/PiratKolaja/status/1320660742371188738
There is no legitimate reason for geoblocking of on-line content, which is a kind of violation of free movement within the Union. When we finally abolish geoblocking, all European citizens will benefit from that. https://twitter.com/PiratKolaja/status/1318552075953909761
The source of the infographic and of the data: https://ct24.ceskatelevize.cz/domaci/3207733-ano-se-opet-propadlo-na-prelomu-zari-a-rijna-melo-nejmensi-podporu-od-voleb-v-roce
I said it already, I'll say it again: Representing citizens must not be conditioned upon agreeing to the Terms of Service of a particular company. I've been pressuring the Parliament to introduce a new remote voting system, independent of iCloud. That shall be rolled out soon. https://twitter.com/PiratKolaja/status/1315970972160323584
Jaký je vliv Pirátů v Evropském parlamentu rok od začátku mandátu? Dle VoteWatch Europe jsem druhý nejvlivnější český europoslanec, celkově pak 64. ze 705. Piráti potvrzují, že se lze prosadit i v Evropě. https://www.votewatch.eu/blog/influence-index-2020-most-influential-czech-meps/
My sincere congratulations to Adéla Šípová, our new #Pirate Senator! It's also great to see that supporting a common European approach to immigration and asylum isn't a deal breaker for citizens despite the fact that the political debate on this topic is rather distorted in CZ.
Regional election results in black & white! And in grey where Piráti and STAN ran on a joint list. The #Pirates jumped from 5 to 99 seats, which is the biggest increase among all political parties. Thanks again for your support!
Vice-President of the European Parliament
Czech Pirate Party
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