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Free Event: ‘Enacting European citizenship’

5 September 2013

Venue: Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

 Date: 19 September 2013, 1.30pm-6.00pm

Do you have strong views on what it means to be a citizen in Europe today? Do you want to know how people across Europe engage with their European citizenship rights? Would you like to hear about local challenges and access to transparent information? Come and share your experience. This is a great opportunity to meet MEPs face to face and ask your question at live interviews.

NCVO, Open University and CSV in partnership with the European Parliament are pleased to invite you to a book launch and a dialogue with MEPs and civil society organisations to discuss citizenship rights within the EU.

Speakers include:

•            Anneliese Dodds (Labour MEP candidate for SE England)

•            Antony Hook (Liberal Democrat MEP candidate for SE England)

•             Professor Engin Isin (Open University, co-editor of 'Enacting European Citizenship')

•             Professor Michael Saward (University of Warwick, co-editor of 'Enacting European Citizenship)

•             Keith Taylor, Green MEP for SE England

Register to join this free event.

Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals


To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.


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