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July 3, 2019 · Blogs | Information democracy | Privacy and data protection | Surveillance and data retention
5G telecoms networks could render obsolete the “lawful interception” techniques that police is traditionally using, unless the European Union and national governments take action. This was revealed in internal EU documents obtained by EDRi member Statewatch, that has published a new analysis explaining the issues and calling for a public debate. “It is unsurprising that […]
January 16, 2019 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Surveillance and data retention
With its judgments in April 2014 (Digital Rights Ireland ) and December 2016 (Tele2 ), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that blanket data retention was illegal under EU law. Rather than repealing their illegal data retention laws, EU Member States have instead adopted a tactic of ignoring the highest court […]
December 19, 2018 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Privacy and confidentiality
On 7 December 2018, the Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) adopted its general approach – a political agreement before entering into negotiations with the European Parliament – on the proposal for a Regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders in criminal matters. The initial proposals of the European Commission already raised concerns in terms […]