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Daniel writes about the implementation of the data retention directive in Bulgaria and its main problem related to the word serious crimes : “There is a little bug in the Bulgarian transposition of the community law: the word ’serious’ was omitted before the word ‘crime’ and thus data retention is applicable to any forms of… » read more

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Filip Pospísil – EDRi-member Iuridicum Remedium – Czech Republic contributes to the EDRI-gram – Number 6.6, 26 March 2008 : Czech Republic Interior Minister Ivan Langer and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff signed on 26 February 2008 in Washington D.C. the Memorandum of Understanding which is the first step in introducing new electronic visa… » read more

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Check out the entire EDRI-gram – Number 6.6, 26 March 2008 The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali) issued a press release on 13 March 2008, explaining that the private companies can’t systematically monitor the activities of peer-to-peer (P2P) users that share files on the Internet, for the purpose of… » read more

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Draft Recommendation on the implementation of privacy, data protection and information security principles in applications supported by Radio FrequencyIdentification (RFID): your opinion matters! The Public Consultation will be open for a period of eight weeks and will finish on 25th April 2008. You may find also a translation of the consultation in French and German.… » read more

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See the other EDRi-gram news from issue 6.5 – 12 March 2008 Commissioner Charlie McCreevy’s announcement in February 2008 that he proposes to nearly double the term of copyright protection for sound recordings from 50 to 95 years came as a shock to UK digital rights campaigners. Back in 2006, here in the UK, the… » read more

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On 11 March 2008 Ville Oksanen, representing EDRi at the WIPO SCCR, made the following statement on the agenda item related to limitations & exceptions: “European Digital Rights, EDRI, represents 28 privacy and civil rights organisations from 17 different countries in Europe. As this is the first time EDRI takes the floor, we’d like to… » read more

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