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Report on selected privacy problems in Czech Republic

24. 8. 2010 | 08:34

The report was prepared under the international project "Personal data rights? Informing and senziting The Young European Citizens "in which participated five oranizations: French League of Human Rights (LDH)European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (AEDH), Iuridicum Remedium and Spanish organization Comunicació per a la Cooperació (Pangea).

German civil society calls for a definitive end to telecom data retention

27. 4. 2010 | 12:48

More than 40 organisations and associations have sent a letter asking the German Federal Minister of Justice to "push for the abolition of EU telecommunications data retention requirements" which compel phone and Internet companies to collect data about their customers' communications. According to the letter, data retention puts confidential activity and contacts (for example journalists, crisis lines and business partners) at
risk of disclosure by way of data leaks and abuses. It is expensive and damages the freedom of communication.

MP' demand the Constitutional Court puts and end to citizen snooping

9. 4. 2010 | 23:00

Forty six Members of Parliament from the Civic Democratic Party lead by Marek Benda and one MP from the Green Party, Katerina Jacques, have signed a petition to the Constitutional Court drafted by the watchdog NGO Iuridicum Remedium (IuRe). The draft aims to stop the retention of data such as e-mails, internet use, phone calls and sms communication.

Personal data: a comic book for European young adults

7. 4. 2010 | 13:10

Information and communication technologies (telephone, Internet, emails,blogs and social networks) make daily life and relationships with our relatives, friends or even strangers easier. Young people and young adults make a particularly intense use of them. However, unless we are careful,they can lead us to hand over excessive amounts of our personal data,

French Constitutional Court: No to police access to private space CCTV

10. 3. 2010 | 00:00

On 25 February 2010, the French Constitutional Council gave its decision on the appeal made by a group of more than 60 senators and 60 deputies against the law reinforcing the fight against gang violence and the protection of people under public service missions.

ECJ: The Data Protection Authorities need to be completely independent

10. 3. 2010 | 00:00

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision made public on 9 March 2010 in the case of the European Commission vs. Germany rules that the Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) established in accordance with the Data Protection Directive 95/46 needs to be completely independent.

In this case the German regional DPAs were considered as not independent,since they are part of the regional administration and subject to State scrutiny.

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