Statewatch article: RefNo# 33458
EU: DATA PROTECTION: Article 29 Working Party: Opinion 04/2014 on surveillance of electronic communications for intelligence and national security purposes
Statewatch News Online, April 2014
"the Working Party concludes that secret, massive and indiscriminate surveillance programs are incompatible with our fundamental laws and cannot be justified by the fight against terrorism or other important threats to national security. Restrictions to the fundamental rights of all citizens could only be accepted if the measure is strictly necessary and proportionate in a democratic society."

See the full text: Opinion 04/2014 on surveillance of electronic communications for intelligence and national security purposes (WP 215, pdf)

And see: Opinion 05/2014 on Anonymisation Techniques (WP 216, pdf): "The Opinion concludes that anonymisation techniques can provide privacy guarantees and may be used to generate efficient anonymisation processes, but only if their application is engineered appropriately"

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