The EDRI and XS4ALL petition against data retention has attracted almost 42.000 signatures, of which over 16.000 from the Netherlands (where the campaign was launched) and over 5.000 from Germany and Finland. Runners-up in the daily country count are Sweden and Bulgaria (almost 2.000 each), followed by Austria (almost 1.500) and Italy (well over 1.000). Belgium, Slovenia and France have each almost reached 1.000 signatures.
Currently, 66 organisations and companies have signed in support of the petition. The petition is now available in 17 languages.
The campaign continues to invite signatures and support throughout September 2005, when EDRI expects a heated political battle between the European Commission and the Council of ministers of Justice and Home Affairs.