[At-Large] European Union Court of Justice ruling on data retention.
carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 14:49:49 UTC 2014
The ruling essentially overturns mass surveillance laws in EU
jurisdictions. Some responses noted already........
.......the Finns say good deed, we will fix our laws to comply.......the
burghers of Luxembourg say yeah, yeah all right nice but we don't see us
changing ours any time soon.....
...the Romanians passed a new one [surveillance law] the next day as if to
say piss off and the Brits, well.....I bet the response - if it comes -
will be in impeccable Sir Humphrey language.
Carlton A Samuels
*Strategy, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround*
On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 3:32 AM, Subrenat, Jean-Jacques <jjs at dyalog.net>wrote:
> On 9 april, the European Union Court of Justice (EUCJ) ruled that
> "Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15
> March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection
> with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services
> or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC is
> This ruling follows requests by associations representing civil society in
> Ireland (Digital Rights Ireland, Ltd.) and Austria
> (Verfassungsgerichtshof). It
> - requires the European Union to provide enhanced protection for Internet
> and telecommunications users;
> - while recognizing the legitimate concerns posed by criminal and
> terrorist activities, imposes improved protection of personal data and
> For those not familiar with the legal system of the European Union, when
> the new Directive will have been adopted as a result of this ruling, it
> will be transposed into the national legislation of each Member State.
> To my knowledge, this ruling represents one of the most (if not the most)
> advanced legislation in the world regarding the protection of Internet user
> rights and privacy.
> The full ruling can be read
> - in English,
> - in French,
> - in German,
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