Wednesday, November 23, 2005

58,000 Europeans reject data retention


European Digital Rights and Privacy International have handed to the European Parliament LIBE committee a petition against EU data retention legislation containing 58,000 signatures. This comes ahead of a LIBE vote tomorrow morning on the directive.

Meanwhile, the music industry has called on the Parliament to allow access to data on EU citizens' Internet use for the purposes of prosecuting filesharing cases. The UK's new Open Rights Group explains why this is an outrageous attempt by the copyright lobby to get new powers that were promoted by the UK only as an anti-terror measure.

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