Digital Civil Rights in Europe

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Since I’ve been busy in the past weeks, I am copying here the agenda of the past 3 issues of EDRi-gram, maybe you are interested in the topic. You can subscribe via email, free of charge to this biweekly newsletter on digital civil right. Hungarian Data Retention Law – challenged at the Constitutional Court Social… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.11 Czech Parliament is close to approving the data retention implementation as an Act amending the Electronic Communications Act (127/2005 Coll.). Due to the early introduction of the data retention obligation in the text of the 2005 Act, the current amending draft law implementing the data retention directive is more specific.… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.7 EDRi-member Chaos Computer Club (CCC) – Germany has published in the latest issue of their magazine Die Datenschleuder the fingerprint of one of the best known proponents of digital fingerprints in passports – Mr. Wolfgang Schäuble, the German Minister of Internal Affairs. The fingerprint has been printed on a plastic… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.7 European Digital Rights (EDRi) has joined other 42 civil liberties NGOs and professional associations in signing the amicus curiae brief initiated by German NGO Working Group on Data Retention (Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung). The action is destined to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in relation to the action started on 6… » read more

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(Dieser Artikel ist auch in deutscher Sprache verfügbar) The EDPS welcomes the introduction of exemptions from giving fingerprints based on the age of the person or his/her inability to provide fingerprints. These exemptions are part of the fallback procedures that should be implemented. However, the EDPS still considers these exemptions as insufficient to remedy the… » read more

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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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