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On Monday evening, 14 February 2011, the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament held its first crucial vote on whether mandatory EU-wide web blocking should be introduced.
The battle now moves to the negotiations with the Council.
On 3 December, the European Commission organised a one-day conference on the Data Retention Directive, bringing together police forces, national ministries, data protection authorities and civil society.
European Digital Rights (Axel Arnbak from Dutch member Bits of Freedom) gave one of the speeches which opened the event. The script can be downloaded from: http://www.edri.org/files/Data_Retention_Conference_031210final.pdf
The speech addressed the legal changes and precedents (the Marper case, the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty, the oath of the Commissioners to respect the Fundamental Rights Charter, etc) since the adoption of the Directive, examples of the harm caused by the Directive.
European Digital Rights responded to the European Commission's consultation on the E-Commerce Directive, the deadline for which was Friday, 5 November, 2010.
The E-Commerce Directive is of particular importance to digital civil rights because it covers issues such as the deletion of websites and monitoring of networks.
EDRi's response can be downloaded from: