Digital Civil Rights in Europe

Moderator: Ms. Anna Fielder, TACD, Privacy International (UK) Mr. Michael Donohue, OECD Cloud computing = industralization of IT. No formal defition, cloud servicies – convienient on-demand access to services over the Internet. Policy – security & privacy. But also procurement (govt buyer of claud services), broadband access, competition policy, IP + consumer protection. Tension between… » read more

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Live blogging from the Public Voice Coalition – Global Privacy Standards for a Global World – check out the programme here. Held in conjunction with the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Also watch #globalprivacy on twitter or EDRi’s twitter account Marc Rotenberg starts talking about Public Coalition, thanking Katitza Rodriguez for her help… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.20 The Romanian Constitutional Court (CCR) announced on 7 October 2009 that it took the decision to consider unconstitutional the Romanian implementation of the data retention directive. The Romanian data retention law has been in force since the beginning of 2009, but it received a lot of bad press reviews, as… » read more

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(published also in EDRi-gram 7.20) To the Members of the European Parliament, European Digital Rights is an association of 29 privacy and civil rights organisations based in 18 European countries and active across the European Union. As an association whose focus is on protecting the civil rights of online citizens, we have serious concerns about… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.18 (available also in German) On Saturday, 12 September 2009, civil liberties activists in many countries again took it to the streets under the motto “Freedom not Fear – Stop the Surveillance Mania”. It was the second time these activities took place after the first international action day on 11 October… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.17, 9 September 2009 On 1 September 2009, the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament (LIBE) held a hearing on the renewal of the agreement which is now under negotiations between the EU and the USA on data transfers via the SWIFT financial data network. LIBE members have shown concern… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.17, 9 September 2009 The timetables for the Stockholm Programme have become a great deal clearer since the return of the Parliament following the summer break and the communication between the Swedish Presidency and relevant parliamentary committees. The Programme aims to set the priorities for a variety of justice issues (including… » read more

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EU Google Books

(contribution by Jim Killock – Executive Director to EDRi-member Open Rights Group) Article published in EDRi-gram 7.17, 9 September 2009 The EU Google Books hearing highlighted some very serious concerns with the settlement, but mainly from a rights holder point of view. The hearing itself addressed two quite distinct sets of issues; firstly concerns of… » read more

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