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 March 31, 2011  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Associated Press reports:

The Czech Republic’s Constitutional Court has overturned parts of a law that force telephone operators to retain data on telephone calls and Internet traffic.

The court said Thursday the practice is unconstitutional. It says the provisions ordering data on all calls, faxes, text messages and e-mail exchanges to be retained for six months enabled a “massive” invasion into citizens’ rights and were not in line with the rule of law.


Read more on SeattlePI.

The court’s opinion is available here (in Czech). Because I always have trouble with Google’s translation of important documents, I think I’ll wait for more coverage from other sources.

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