Senator Higgins calls on Government to oppose EU-Israel Gas Deal

The European Union agreement to import gas from Israel is morally inconsistent & does not even specify exclusion of occupied territories - especially worrying given gas reserves in Levant Basin. This week, I asked Minister Eamon Ryan to speak up for international law at key EU meeting of Energy Ministers next week.

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On International Data Protection Day 2021, Senator Higgins calls for new Data Awareness and Digital Empowerment Fund

On International Data Protection Day 2021, Independent Senator Alice-Mary Higgins has called for establishment of a new Data Awareness and Digital Empowerment Fund, to include money ringfenced from GDPR fines.

Senator Higgins said:  “The strengthening in Data Protection we have seen in recent years is as much about transparency and control as it is about privacy. Laws such as GDPR give individuals greater access to their own personal data and a say in how it is used.  At its best this goes beyond protection to empowerment.