Apr 182011
 April 18, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Jane Fae Ozimek reports:

European state powers to retain data about customers’ telecommunications are set to come in for a kicking with the release of an offical report from the European Commission.

The report, due out this afternoon, is expected to evaluate and gently prod the Commission towards taking further steps to harmonising existing legislation (pdf) in this area and ensuring that it does not clash with the basic human right to privacy.

Others, including digital civil rights organisation EDRI and the Lib Dems Home Affairs spokeswoman in the European Parliament Baroness Ludford, are more critical.

Read more in The Register.

See the Open Rights Group position on this and EDRI’s shadow report (pdf).

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