Journalists from all over Europe have asked the EU-court to rule on the hidden records of parliamentarians' allowances.
Access to documents and freedom for social media might get legal protection in new data privacy rules after all. But lawmakers still have a long way to go.
Politicians table amendments from industry as their own suggestions. Defenders of new data rules use the same copy-past technique.
Suggested new EU rules for data protection might not only ban blogs, Facebook updates, and tweets. Authorities will have to redact official archives by deleting names in documents.
The conflict between the right to information and protection of privacy sharpens. Greek journalist wins important court case on files of alleged tax evaders.