Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Data Retention

For my non German readers: Maybe you have noticed the dog-ear at the top right corner of this weblog.

It’s from a campaign against the Directive on Mandatory Retention of Communications Traffic Data enacted in March 2006 by the European Union. Since the directive has passed the European Parliament, the fight against the directive now takes place in the member states.

I support this campaign, because I think data retention is no solution:

“Data retention is an invasive tool that interferes with the private lives of all 450 million people in the European Union. Data retention is a policy that expands powers of surveillance in an unprecedented manner. It simultaneously revokes many of the safeguards in European human rights instruments, such as the Data Protection Directives and the European Convention on Human Rights.” —

If you’re interested in the topic here is another link covering the topic.

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