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Příspěvek od Marek.Necada » 13 čer 2019, 22:19

OGH: Facebook-Musterklage endgültig zulässig


Der österreichische Oberste Gerichtshof hat nun abschließend alle Versuche von Facebook, eine Musterklage zu grundsätzlichen Datenschutzfragen in Wien zu blockieren, zurückgewiesen. Im finalen Beschluss (Link) weist das österreichische Höchstgericht alle Einwände von Facebook zurück.

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Nächster Schritt: Verfahren zu Facebooks DSGVO-Konformität

Facebook wird unter anderem die Verwendung ungültiger Datenschutzbestimmungen, die fehlende Zustimmung zur Datennutzung oder die unrechtmäßige Verarbeitung und Weitergabe von Daten vorgeworfen. Damit wird prinzipiell die Einhaltung der Europäischen Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) geprüft.

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In seiner Entscheidung macht der OGH auch klar, dass nationale Alleingänge im Datenschutz prinzipiell nicht mehr möglich sind. Eine Einschränkung der DSGVO durch österreichisches Recht hat der OGH prinzipiell verworfen. Die vergangene österreichische Regierung hat jedoch mit Slogans wie „Informieren statt Strafen“ versucht, die DSGVO vermeintlich einzuschränken.
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AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data
"The Carriers' actions have threatened public safety, contrary to Congress’ directive that the Commission ensure communications networks promote safety of life and property. The Carriers’ improper disclosure of location information enabled stalkers, people posing as police officers, debt collectors, and others to take advantage and find unwitting individuals. Furthermore, it is likely that abuses of location data have disproportionately impacted disadvantaged and marginalized communities," the complaint reads.

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret
Last year, the equivalent of 68,000 shipping containers of American plastic recycling were exported from the US to developing countries that mismanage more than 70% of their own plastic waste.

The newest hotspots for handling US plastic recycling are some of the world’s poorest countries, including Bangladesh, Laos, Ethiopia and Senegal, offering cheap labor and limited environmental regulation.

In some places, like Turkey, a surge in foreign waste shipments is disrupting efforts to handle locally generated plastics.

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The Making of a YouTube Radical

Mr. Cain, 26, recently swore off the alt-right nearly five years after discovering it, and has become a vocal critic of the movement. He is scarred by his experience of being radicalized by what he calls a “decentralized cult” of far-right YouTube personalities, who convinced him that Western civilization was under threat from Muslim immigrants and cultural Marxists, that innate I.Q. differences explained racial disparities, and that feminism was a dangerous ideology.

“I just kept falling deeper and deeper into this, and it appealed to me because it made me feel a sense of belonging,” he said. “I was brainwashed.”



Several current and former YouTube employees, who would speak only on the condition of anonymity because they had signed confidentiality agreements, said company leaders were obsessed with increasing engagement during those years. The executives, the people said, rarely considered whether the company’s algorithms were fueling the spread of extreme and hateful political content.

Guillaume Chaslot, a former YouTube engineer who has since become a critic of the company’s recommendation system, said this year that YouTube’s algorithms were designed to “increase the time people spend online, because it leads to more ads.”

In 2015, a research team from Google Brain, Google’s much-lauded artificial intelligence division, began rebuilding YouTube’s recommendation system around neural networks, a type of A.I. that mimics the human brain. In a 2017 interview with the Verge, a YouTube executive said the new algorithm was capable of drawing users deeper into the platform by figuring out “adjacent relationships” between videos that a human would never identify.

The new algorithm worked well, but it wasn’t perfect. One problem, according to several of the current and former YouTube employees, is that the A.I. tended to pigeonhole users into specific niches, recommending videos that were similar to ones they had already watched. Eventually, users got bored.



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Příspěvek od davkol » 21 čer 2019, 17:31

Eastern European states block bid for EU climate change 2050 decarbonisation target

25 EU states backed the target but were vetoed by Poland, Hungary, and the Czech republic



“We cannot agree, for now,” Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki said ahead of the meeting, arguing that his country needs more EU cash to help convert its economy away from coal power generation.

Czech prime minister Andrej Babis added: “Why should we decide 31 years ahead of time what will happen in 2050?”



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How a housing shortage is threatening Berlin's urban allotments

"Schrebergärten", or allotments, offer city dwellers a chance to grow plants and vegetables in small, private gardens and provide a green-leafed retreat from the hustle and bustle of inner-city life.

Berlin has 71,000 allotment plots spread over 890 settlements, often alongside busy railway lines or motorways. They make up three percent of the city's surface area, according to local government figures.

Three-quarters of them are owned by the city and rented out for a modest fee.



The "Schrebergärten" have been around for 150 years. During the industrial revolution, workers were given a plot to help fight malnutrition.

Later, in wartime, they helped feed the local population and, after 1945 when much of Berlin was in ruins, the allotment sheds were used for emergency housing, which is banned today.

Then, during the Cold War when West Berlin was an enclave inside the communist East German state, allotments were "extremely coveted", Johnson said.



But the Berlin Wall is long gone now and the allotments' existence is under attack as the capital city struggles to meet demand for housing.

Some 50,000 people are moving into the city each year, increasing the need for homes and sparking steep rent hikes, to the point that Berlin's senate voted this month to freeze rents for the next five years.

Housing experts say the city needs 200,000 new homes by 2030, putting allotments, often rented by the elderly and families, firmly in the sights of real-estate developers.

A year ago 54 percent of Berlin residents indicated they backed the complete or partial destruction of allotments, according to a survey by the Respondi institute.

Among 18 to 29 year-olds, the figure shot up to 71 percent.

Being able to afford housing "is a right", but gardening is "a privilege", argues real-estate investor Arne Piepgras, who is pushing city authorities to "put an end to the madness" of allotments.



If all of Berlin's allotments were torn up, he says that 400,000 social housing units with vegetable gardens on the ground floor - as was common in 1920s Berlin - could be built, solving its housing problems.

However, Jürgen Kropp, a professor at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, told AFP that razing all allotments would presume they "are worthless" while, with global warming, the opposite was true.

Kropp insists that allotments, thanks to the plants they grow, help control temperatures during heat waves, drain rainwater after storms and are a rich source of the fauna and flora that a healthy urban environment needs.



School classes regularly visit, and in autumn, bags of free apples are hung at the entrance for passersby to take home.

In her eyes, "gardens are social infrastructure" worthy of preservation and, while a building can be rebuilt, "when a garden dies, it dies for good".

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With Record Numbers of Displaced People, Deterrence Policies to Stop Their Movement Are Mass Murder



The European Union killed Alan Kurdi; the United States killed Valeria and Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez. The 18,000-plus migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea since 2014, as well as the over 7,000 deaths around the U.S.-Mexico border since 1994, were state-sanctioned murders. This isn’t hyperbole: Last month, the International Criminal Court submitted an indictment, claiming that the EU and its member states should be prosecuted for the deaths of thousands of migrants fleeing Libya who drowned in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean stretch between northern Africa and Italy is only treacherous if you have to travel on an overcrowded smuggler’s dinghy, without the possibility of a rescue boat saving you if the vessel capsizes. The U.S. border crossing isn’t deadly unless you are on foot for days without water, shelter, or sustenance, hiding from law enforcement, cartels, and militias.

Proponents of deterrence policies recognize that “no one puts their children in a boat, unless the water is safer than the land”; they just choose to make the water more perilous still. Consider President Donald Trump’s tweet in the wake of reports about horrific conditions at migrant detention centers, including those intended to hold children: “If Illegal Immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centers, just tell them not to come. All problems solved!”



Europe’s deterrence program has worked insofar as the number of illegal entries to the EU have dropped to the lowest levels in five years. But here is what deterrence “working” really looks like: Thousands of refugees have been turned away and sent back to be held en masse in Libyan detention camps, rife with torture and abuse, and over 143,000 refugees stuck in camps in Turkey, many more struggling to live day to day outside the official camps. Individuals and families have not opted against migration; so-called deterrence has only been possible through programs of militarized removal, mass detention, and, indirectly, murder.

As journalist Patrick Kingsley, author of “The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis,” wrote, “Politicians repeatedly ignored the reality of the situation—namely, that whether they are welcomed or not people will keep coming.” Indeed, despite Europe’s ferocious efforts to make migrant entry impossible, refugees in their thousands are still risking everything to reach safety there. Of the nearly 2,000 refugees who have attempted the treacherous Mediterranean route from northern Africa to Europe in 2019 so far, over 15 percent have died. It should be obvious to anyone paying attention to the harrowing journeys so many thousands of people continue to make that the logic of deterrence relies on a willingness to accept state-sanctioned mass murder.



Mass migration cannot be stopped. As of last year, according to new statistics from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, the population of people on Earth displaced by conflict or persecution reached 70.8 million — more than double the number recorded in 2012. Disasters fueled by climate change were responsible for at least 18.8 million internal displacements in 2017, as well as bolstering cross-border migration, according to Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. In another report released last week on climate change and poverty, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, warned of a “climate apartheid” in which “even if current targets are met, tens of millions will be impoverished, leading to widespread displacement and hunger.”

The rhetoric of the American and European far-right, too often parroted by the liberal center, might lead one to believe that the weight of this global migration crisis is bearing down on the EU and the U.S. It is not.

In 2015, at the height of Europe’s so-called migrant crisis, over 1 million asylum seekers reached Europe. Yet the population of the EU is over 510 million. I’m not suggesting that the swift welcoming and integration of an additional one five-hundredth of a population is no challenge, but a challenge is not a crisis. Meanwhile, 396,579 undocumented people were apprehended after entering the U.S. illegally in 2018 along the southwest border; the number equals around 0.0012 percent of the U.S. population. The 10.5 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be currently living in the country is not a crisis for the United States; it is a crisis for the undocumented, vulnerable to economic exploitation, stigmatization, and, ever increasingly, deportation. Last year, the U.S., with a GDP of nearly $20 trillion, took the fewest number of refugees in 40 years in 2018: only 22,491 people. As a point of comparison, in 2015, Lebanon housed around 1.2 million Syrian refugees in its population of 4.5 million people; one in five people.



To understand the vicious consequences of successful migration deterrence, we need only look to Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s all-too-brief willingness to open her country’s doors to refugees in 2015 offered a glimpse of what a reasonable response to mass migration could look like. “We’ll manage it,” the famously pragmatic leader said. And she was right: Germany, a wealthy nation of 82 million, could manage the 800,000 refugees registered in 2015. Yet, like the rest of Europe, German policy swiftly turned away from “welcome culture” toward swift deportations and harsh deterrence efforts; the paranoiac xenophobia of Europe’s far-right won the day.

As I argued at the time, Merkel’s short-lived open policy was not saintly: It was no more than a reasonable response to a global migration crisis that the world’s wealthiest nations are indeed best positioned to manage. A redistribution of hoarded resources away from the world’s wealthiest toward the working classes would make the challenge of mass resettlements – and, again, it is no doubt a challenge — more manageable still.

When Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders stated earlier this year that he was against open borders, he said, “If you open the borders, my God, there’s a lot of poverty in this world, and you’re going to have people from all over the world. I don’t think that’s something we can do at this point.” With hope, his use of the qualifier “at this point” is operative and movable. As unlivable portions of the planet continue to grow, a refusal to open borders, or at least make them considerably more porous, will produce a powder keg of further conflict and a mass genocide. This point is fast upon us. One could argue we are already there.

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July 6, 2019
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Kolmekymppinen itävaltalaisjuristi on piikki Facebookin lihassa – tänään alkaa oikeudenkäynti, joka voi myllätä ...

Příspěvek od Marek.Necada » 09 črc 2019, 07:08

Dnes začíná Schremsův proces u ESD o tom, zda smějí společnosti předávat osobní data do USA. Držme Maxovi palce.

Kolmekymppinen itävaltalaisjuristi on piikki Facebookin lihassa – tänään alkaa oikeudenkäynti, joka voi myllätä tuhansien yhtiöiden bisneksen
EU:n tuomioistuin päättää, saako Facebook luovuttaa käyttäjätietoja Yhdysvaltoihin.
Kahdeksan vuotta sitten itävaltalainen oikeustieteen opiskelija Max Schrems järkyttyi. Hän oli pyytänyt Facebook-yhtiötä lähettämään häntä itseään koskevat tiedot osana yliopiston kurssitehtävää.

Facebookilta saapuikin CD-levy, joka sisälsi peräti 1 200 sivua tietoa Schremsin Facebook-elämästä: mistä hän oli tykännyt sivustolla, mihin tapahtumiin hän oli osallistunut ja mitä yksityisviestejä hän oli lähettänyt, Forbes-lehti kertoo. (siirryt toiseen palveluun)

Viimeistään tuossa vaiheessa Schremsistä tuli yksityisyyden suojaa ajava aktivisti. Hän on haastanut somejätti Facebookin menestyksekkäästi eurooppalaisissa tuomioistuimissa ja perustanut Euroopan laajuisen None of Your Business -kansalaisjärjestön. (siirryt toiseen palveluun)

Tänään tiistaina Euroopan unionin tuomioistuin alkaa käsitellä 32-vuotiaan Schremsin toistaiseksi merkittävintä kannetta. Jos hän saa tahtonsa läpi oikeudessa, Facebook ja jopa sadat tuhannet muut yhtiöt joutuvat mylläämään tapansa käsitellä asiakkaidensa yksityistietoja.
Schremsin mielestä tietoja ei pitäisi lähettää Yhdysvaltoihin

Schremsin kanne koskee pääasiassa EU:n komission hyväksymiä mallisopimuslausekkeita (siirryt toiseen palveluun). Lakitekninen termi viittaa yritysten välisiin vakiomuotoisiin sopimuspykäliin, joiden ansiosta Facebook ja muut yritykset saavat siirtää asiakkaidensa tietoja EU:n ulkopuolelle esimerkiksi Yhdysvaltoihin.

Lähtökohtaisesti EU on kieltänyt tietojen siirron maihin, joissa yksityisyyden suoja on EU:ta heikommalla tolalla.

Schremsin mielestä (siirryt toiseen palveluun) nämä mallisopimuslausekkeet sekä Yhdysvaltain ja EU:n välinen henkilötietosopimus Privacy Shield (siirryt toiseen palveluun) eivät riitä suojelemaan EU-kansalaisia Yhdysvaltain tiedustelupalveluiden vakoilulta.

Siksi tietojen siirto Yhdysvaltoihin pitäisi hänen mielestään lopettaa. Facebook on luonnollisesti asiasta päinvastaista mieltä, Techcrunch-sivusto kertoo. (siirryt toiseen palveluun)

Schrems nosti kanteensa alun perin jo vuonna 2013. Tuolloin tietovuotaja Edward Snowden paljasti, että Facebook, Google ja muut Yhdysvalloissa toimivat yhtiöt joutuvat luovuttamaan etenkin ulkomaalaisten käyttäjiensä yksityistietoja tiedustelupalveluille.

EU on kiristänyt yksityisyyden suojaa paljastusten jälkeen. Viime vuonna astui voimaan EU:n yleinen tietosuoja-asetus eli GDPR, (siirryt toiseen palveluun) joka asettaa tietojen käyttäjälle entistä enemmän velvollisuuksia.
Vuonna 2015 Schrems kaatoi kansainvälisen sopimuksen

Schremsin kannetta on palloteltu jo kuusi vuotta EU:n tuomioistuimen ja Irlannin välillä. Irlanti on vastuussa Facebookin valvonnasta EU:ssa, koska yhtiön kansainvälisten toimintojen pääkonttori sijaitsee siellä.

Schremsin mukaan Facebook on käyttänyt miljoonia euroja upottaakseen hänen kanteensa. Kanne on silti menestynyt hyvin.

Vuonna 2015 EU-tuomioistuin oli samaa mieltä Schremsin kanssa siitä, että tuolloinen EU:n ja Yhdysvaltain välinen henkilötietosopimus oli laiton. Päätös pakotti Facebookin ja tuhannet yhtiöt uusimaan sopimuksiaan, jotta ne eivät rikkoisi EU:n lakeja.

Yhdysvallat ja EU puolestaan joutuivat solmimaan uuden, aiempaa kireämmän Privacy Shield -sopimuksen.
Voisi vaikuttaa miljardibisnekseen

Jopa sadat tuhannet yhtiöt pankeista autonvalmistajiin siirtävät ihmisten henkilötietoja EU:n rajojen yli mallisopimuslausekkeiden turvin, arvioi uutistoimisto Reutersin haastattelema (siirryt toiseen palveluun) Tanguy Van Overstraeten. Hän johtaa lakiyhtiö Linklatersin kansainvälisiä toimintoja.

Jos EU:n tuomioistuin päätyy jälleen samalle kannalle kuin Schrems, yhtiöt joutuisivat miettimään tietosuojaansa uusiksi. Päätös vaikuttaisi miljardien eurojen arvoiseen maailmanlaajuiseen bisnekseen.

Henkilötietojen siirrot eivät silti pysähtyisi. Van Overstraetenin mukaan Schremsin haastamille lakipykälille on GDPR-asetukseen perustuvia vaihtoehtoja, mutta niitä on paljon hankalampaa soveltaa käytännössä.

Vaikka Schremsiä ei tällä kertaa onnistaisi, hänellä on myös muita rautoja tulessa. Hän on haastanut Facebookin oikeuteen myös kotimaassaan Itävallassa, koska hänen mielestään palvelun käyttöehdot ovat tietosuojalainsäädännön vastaisia, Fortune-lehti kertoo.
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Von der Leyen struggles for Green light from MEPs

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The environmentalist party's two top MEPs, Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts, damned the German nominee with faint praise Monday | Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

German nominee for top EU job needs the Greens, but lacks environmental credentials.

By Maïa de La Baume, David M. Herszenhorn and Paola Tamma

7/8/19, 10:30 PM CET

Updated 7/8/19, 11:20 PM CET

The Greens will exact a high price for backing German conservative Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president, judging by their first encounter.

The environmentalist party's two top MEPs, Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts, damned the German nominee with faint praise Monday, on her first attempt to secure their votes for her surprise candidacy for the EU's top job.

The German defense minister came across as "a very able politician," Keller told reporters afterward. "But from my own point of view, that's not enough."

Unlike von der Leyen, who emerged from last week's emergency EU summit as the compromise candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission president, Keller was a Spitzenkandidat — one of the "lead candidates" who would supposedly compete for the job in a democratic contest.

The Greens made significant gains in May's European election and their policies — especially on climate change — resonate deeply among young EU voters.

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Von der Leyen needs the backing of at least 375 MEPs at next Tuesday's plenary vote in Strasbourg | Omer Messinger/Getty Images

The Greens are "very disappointed" at the European Council's decision to kill that process, Keller said. "Now we end up in the situation where the Council comes up with someone no one had on their piece of paper ... So for us, this is really a major problem because it's a step back in democracy."

For von der Leyen, who hails from the center-right European People's Party, to win an absolute majority in the European Parliament confirming her in the post, the backing of Greens is crucial, given the opposition of many Social Democrats. If the Parliament rejects her, the Council has a month to submit another nominee.

Von der Leyen needs the backing of at least 375 MEPs at next Tuesday's plenary vote in Strasbourg. The full backing of the three largest groups — the conservatives, socialists and liberals — would secure her 444 votes. However, given the likelihood of defections and holdouts, she would welcome support from among the 74 Green MEPs as a cushion — and a boost to her democratic mandate.

“This was a tough meeting. She is clearly searching for the Green support, but not sure she can find a substantiated balanced approach in one week,” said Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout, Keller's co-Spitzenkandidat. “This just shows why the [lead candidate] process is so important. It offers an entire campaign to know where someone stands.”

The meeting with the Green leaders is part of a rushed charm offensive among MEPs that von der Leyen began almost immediately after she emerged as the unexpected compromise candidate, in place of fellow German conservative Manfred Weber who was blocked by France's Emmanuel Macron, among others.

She meets the full group of Green MEPs later this week, as well as MEPs from the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats and the centrist-liberal Renew Europe group.

Green ambition

EU leaders nominated von der Leyen for the Commission presidency last Tuesday in a package that included Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel to head the Council (which gathers EU national leaders), Christine Lagarde (who runs the International Monetary Fund) as president of the European Central Bank and Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell as EU foreign policy chief.

Since her nomination, von der Leyen's has posted several tweets but avoided any public statement, and has not taken any questions from the press. That pattern continued on Monday at Egmont Palace in Brussels where she met Michel, with photographers invited to take pictures of her arrival.

"Mrs. von der Leyen, it has been a week since you were appointed, do European voters deserve to hear more than tweets?" a POLITICO reporter shouted as she entered the building. Von der Leyen did not even turn her head.

After the meeting, Michel issued a statement saying they "discussed the future priorities of the European Union."

"Europe is facing huge challenges in the coming months such as Brexit, the next European budget and climate change," the statement added. "Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel agreed that European institutions will have to work in close cooperation to address these issues."

To get to that stage, there's a whole lot of Green reservations to overcome first.

The Greens don't head any national government in the EU and were therefore not part of the leadership deliberations among EU national leaders. However, they made significant gains in May's European election and their policies — especially on climate change — resonate deeply among young EU voters.

Last week, European Council President Donald Tusk told parliamentarians in Strasbourg he backed the idea of a Green candidate for a Commission post.

“I am fully confident that cooperation with the Greens and their presence in the EU decision-making bodies will benefit not only the governing coalition, but Europe as a whole,” Tusk said at a plenary session on Thursday.

Tusk promised to “appeal to all my partners to involve the Greens in the nominations, even though there is still no European Council leader from this party. I hope that the newly-nominated Ursula von der Leyen will also listen to my appeal, in fact, I will pass her this message directly later today.”

'Content demands'

One way to overcome the Greens' complaints about the selection process may be to offer them policy concessions and top-level representation — including, potentially, a Green commissioner. Or, as Keller put it: "Green people in positions who can carry out the implementation" of their policy program.

Von der Leyen's talks with Keller and Lamberts Monday didn't include any "specific program proposals," Keller said. "That will come later."

One sticking point — apart from the veteran German Cabinet minister's lack of historic support for (or opposition to) environmental goals — is the failure of von der Leyen's EPP to back boosting the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction goal.

According to a draft document seen by POLITICO that lays out where the parliamentary groups have managed to find agreement, the goal of increasing the current 40 percent goal to 55 percent is supported by the Greens, S&D and RE, but not the EPP. The EPP is also a holdout on phasing out fossil fuels, the future of the Common Agricultural Policy, and the recalling of polluting cars.

“The Greens want von der Leyen to come up with names and compromise on content,” said Eickhout, the Dutch Green MEP. “She knows what our content demands are and she can figure out what we need in positions.”
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Hungarian government takes control of research institutes despite outcry
After months of struggle between Hungary’s research ministry and its scientific community, the nation’s parliament ratified a law on 2 July that gives the government control over the 40 or so institutes belonging to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS).

The government says that its aim is to make research more innovative. But the law, which also transfers ownership of the institutes’ properties to the new government-run Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH), has prompted international outcry and raised concerns about academic freedom in Hungary.
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