May 102010
 
 May 10, 2010  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

Jim Kollock writes:

Following rulings in Germany, Bulgaria and Romania that the Data Retention Directive is unconstitutional, Digital Rights Ireland have been given permission to challenge it in the European Court of Justice.

The Directive requires your ISP to record details of what emails you send to whom, along with the IP address given to your Internet account, and what times you connect and disconnect. The information is meant to be stored in case of investigations into serious crime, but groups such as DRI and ORG argue that it amounts to a form of mass surveillance and an abuse of our right to privacy.

Read more on ORG.

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