Digital Civil Rights in Europe

Archives for Privacy

Information and communication technologies (telephone, Internet, emails, blogs and social networks) make daily life and relationships with our relatives, friends or even strangers easier. Young people and young adults make a particularly intense use of them. However, unless we are careful, they can lead us to hand over excessive amounts of our personal data, facilitating… » read more

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AEDH (European Association for the Defence of Human rights) and EDRI (European Digital Rights) launch the first edition of the European Civil Society Data Protection Award (ECSDPA). The prize aims at rewarding positive initiatives contributing to the visibility and effectiveness of right to privacy and to the protection of personal data in Europe. The ECSDPA… » read more

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See the previous workshops coverage Moderator: Prof. Yves Poullet, Computing Research Centre, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Belgium) Mr. Pedro Martinez, Fiscal, Madrid High Court (Spain) Data retention directive – scope to monitor citizens Implementation in spain – software SITEL – part of Interpol. Discussion on spanish issues regarding wiretapping and data retetion directive… » read more

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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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