The EDRI and XS4ALL petition against data retention has attracted over
48.000 signatures, of which over 19.000 from the Netherlands (where the
campaign was launched) and over 5.500 from Germany and Finland. Runners-up
in the daily country count are Bulgaria and Sweden (over 2.000 each),
followed by Austria (over 1.500). Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Slovenia,
the US and the UK have each contributed over a 1.000 signatures.
Currently, 75 organisations and companies have signed in support of the
petition. The petition is now available in 20 languages, including Basq,
Catalan and Greek.
The campaign continues to invite signatures and support throughout
September and possibly October 2005, as long as the political battle
between the European Commission and the Council of ministers of Justice
and Home Affairs continues.