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European data retention: request to sign opposition letter, due 12/6

European data retention: request to sign opposition letter, due 12/6
European data retention: request to sign opposition letter, due 12/6

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: URGENT: letter to European Parliament against data retention
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 15:34:39 +0100
From: Ralf Bendrath  
To: Declan McCullagh  

Declan, could you send this to politech quickly? It is pretty urgent...
Thanks, Ralf

--- Please spread widely and quickly ---

The European Parliament - after heavy pressure and blackmailing from the
council of ministers - is about to vote for mandatory retention of all
communications, phone and location data in the EU for up to 2 years. This
is outreageous.

--> Please sign the open letter drafted by Privacy International and
European Digital Rights.
Deadline is tomorrow morning, 6 December, 9:00 CET.

We especially welcome signatures from Data protection authorities,
Consumer unions/organisations and Internet and Telecom providers.

Signatures should be sent to
Sjoera Nas, EDRI,  
Gus Hosein, Privacy International, . 

Thanks for your support.

Ralf Bendrath (European Digital Rights) 

Open Letter to the European Parliament on Data Retention


To all Members of the European Parliament

We the undersigned are calling on you to reject the Directive of the
European Parliament and the Council on the Retention of Data Processed in
Connection with the Provision of Public Electronic Communication Services
and Amending Directive 2002/58/EC.

Adopting this Directive would cause an irreversible shift in civil
liberties within the European Union. It will adversely affect consumer
rights throughout Europe. And it will generate an unprecedented obstacle
to the global competitiveness of European industry.


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