Irish Human Rights Commission added to data retention challenge

By EDRi · July 16, 2008

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The High Court in Dublin has allowed the Irish Human Rights Commission to
become a party to the data retention challenge being brought by Digital
Rights Ireland. The Human Rights Commission, which is a state body, will be
an amicus curiae (friend of the court) with the ability to make submissions
about the fundamental rights implications of data retention. The Chief
Executive of the Commission Éamonn Mac Aodha stated:

“This case raises important issues about the extent to which laws and
measures governing the monitoring of one’s private life by the State in
pursuit of tackling crime possess sufficient human rights safeguards”. Mr
MacAodha continued “one of the priorities of the IHRC is to address
potential threats to human rights that may emerge with developments in
communications technology such as in the present case where issues of
individual security and privacy are raised.”

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(Contribution by TJ McIntyre – EDRi-member Digital Rights Ireland)