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European activists create petition against data retention laws

European activists create petition against data retention laws
European activists create petition against data retention laws



Note there is a difference between data retention (logs must be stored 
on the off chance that they could be useful) and data preservation.

The U.S. uses the data preservation model, in which information is 
preserved only after an investigation is underway. A federal law permits 
prosecutors to require this of ISPs -- and, according to the FBI's 
interpretation, individuals:
http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/2703_CSEA.htm 
http://news.com.com/My+brief+career+as+an+ISP/2010-7355_3-5089267.html 

We've covered this topic on Politech before:
http://news.com.com/Your+ISP+as+Net+watchdog/2100-1028_3-5748649.html 
http://www.politechbot.com/p-03554.html 
http://www.politechbot.com/p-01540.html 

-Declan

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Data retention is no solution
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 12:13:08 +0200
From: Menso Heus  
To: declan@well.com 

Hi Declan,

Data retention is an invasive tool that interferes with the private lives
of all 450 million people in the European Union. Data retention is a policy
that expands powers of surveillance in an unprecedented manner. It
simultaneously revokes many of the safeguards in European human rights
instruments, such as the Data Protection Directives and the European
Convention on Human Rights.

Data retention means that governments may interfere with your private life
and private communications regardless if you are suspected of a crime or 
not.

The European Digital Rights organization and the ISP XS4ALL have started
an online petition against the proposals on data retention in the EU, which
people can sign here: http://www.dataretentionisnosolution.com/ 


Thanks,
Menso
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