Patrick Hoffnung: “It was an extraordinary first job”

Patrick Hoffnung: “It was an extraordinary first job”

This week’s instalment of “My First Job” features Patrick Hoffnung, general manager of the European Convention Center Luxembourg. He tells us about his first experiences in the tourism industry. What was your first student job? When I was studying in Aix-en-Provence, every summer I went back to my family in Nancy and gave tours of the city as a tour guide. At the same time, working at the tourist office, I was in charge of a programme called “Holidays for Those Who Stay”. It was very nice and had a…

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Schrems has Facebook data processing in sights for next coup

Schrems has Facebook data processing in sights for next coup

Max Schrems, the privacy activist who brought down the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer agreement, spoke to EURACTIV Germany about his new case against Facebook, which he hopes could turn the tech giant’s entire data processing model upside down. Following the Austrian Supreme Court’s referral in July of Schrems’ case to Luxembourg, the EU Court of Justice will now decide whether Facebook’s processing of personal data is compatible with European law. If the EU Court were to rule in his favour, this would mean that “a large part of the…

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Conference on the Future of Europe: Time for your ideas

Conference on the Future of Europe: Time for your ideas

The Conference on the Future of Europe is looking for your ideas on how the EU should change and what it should focus on. Now is the time to get involved, EU affairs. After its official launch in spring, the Conference is entering a crucial stage: it needs to get as much input from citizens as possible on how the EU should face the challenges of a changing world. More than 5,000 ideas have been submitted to the online platform, on topics ranging from the climate emergency to European democracy….

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