Digital Civil Rights in Europe

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The German Constitutional Court published on 27 February 2008 a landmark ruling about the constitutionality of secret online searches of computers by government agencies. The decision constitutes a new “basic right to the confidentiality and integrity of information-technological systems” as derived from the German Constitution. The journalist and privacy activist Bettina Winsemann, the politician Fabian… » read more

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A set of new measures including biometric data from non-EU travellers are being proposed these days by the European Commission (EC). The proposals, drafted by Franco Frattini, the European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security, are being put forward by the EC, arguing that the cross-border policy has to be revised to face the new… » read more

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28 January is the European Data Protection Day. For the second time, in 2008, this date marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108, the first legally binding international instrument related to data protection. This section of the EDRi-gram is dedicated to the European Data Protection Day and marks the main privacy developments… » read more

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Edri-gram 6.1

On 16 January 2008, it was published the first EDRi-gram of the year . Here is the summarry: German data retention act challenged EC public consultation of Creative Content Online European Data Protection Supervisor’s opinion on RFID New data protection rules asked by UK MPs PI: Leading surveillance societies in the EU and the World… » read more

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