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EU: Council of the European Union: Renewed European Union Internal Security Strategy and Counter-Terrorism Implementation Paper: second half of 2016
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.282 words]
"The current document aims at providing a comprehensive overview of actions from the first half of 2016 which are still to be implemented as well as n...
 
EU: The future of national data retention obligations – How to apply Digital Rights Ireland at national level?
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.239 words]
"On 19 July, Advocate General (AG) Saugmandsgaard Øe delivered his much awaited opinion on the joined cases Tele2 Sverige AB and Secretary of State...
 
Bulk data collection only lawful in serious crime cases, ECJ indicates - Initial finding from top EU court backs David Davis and Tom Watson and could have serious impact on snooper’s charter
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.286 words]
"Retaining data from telephone calls and emails is legal only if law enforcement agencies use it to tackle serious crime, the EU’s highest court ha...
 
Information exchange for internal security: Council documents
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.835 words]
Documents from recent discussions within the Council on how to improve information exchange amongst Europe's law enforcement authorities. The issue ha...
 
UK: British mobile phone users’ movements 'could be sold for profit’
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.190 words]
"British mobile phone users are one data breach away from having the routines of their daily lives revealed to criminals, privacy campaigners have ...
 
EU judges could limit UK surveillance powers before referendum
Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.179 words]
"ECJ [European Court of Justice] to hold emergency hearing on snooper’s charter as its impact on UK law is likely to become part of in/out campaign...
 
EU: Data retention: Commission still refusing demands for new mass surveillance measures
Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.933 words]
Calls for a new EU data retention law have grown over the last few months, but the European Commission is still refusing the possibility of introducin...
 
EU: Historical "trove" of documents concerning early discussion of data retention, the EAW and setting up cooperation with the USA post-11 September 2001
Statewatch News Online, December 2015 [c.216 words]
- Request for a negotiation mandate for the Presidency on judicial...
 
EU-PNR: European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS): EDPS supports EU legislator on security but recommends re-thinking on EU PNR
Statewatch News Online, December 2015 [c.172 words]
"An EU PNR scheme programme would be the first large-scale and indiscriminate collection of personal data in the history of the Union. Since...
 
EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council, 3 and 4 December 2015
Statewatch News Online, December 2015 [c.439 words]
See: "B" Points agenda (for discussion, pdf),  
EU: Internal security: "common risk indicators", internet monitoring, a European police register, entry bans and more
Statewatch News Online, December 2015 [c.3340 words] - Feature Article
On 23 November the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council sent produced a detailed note outlining who is doing what within the Council to  
EU-PNR: Mass surveillance legislation creeps closer: leaked compromise text
Statewatch News Online, November 2015 [c.372 words]
According to Politico, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU are close to an agreement on the Passenger Name Record Directive, which would...
 
EU: Can Member States still use: DATA RETENTION?: Council of the European Union: Retention of electronic communication data - General debate
Statewatch News Online, November 2015 [c.116 words]
"The current state of play is as follows: the transposition law of the Data Retention Directive has been invalidated in at least 11 Member States (...
 
Data retention powers referred to European court
Statewatch News Online, November 2015 [c.93 words]
"Court of appeal declines to overturn legal victory over Dripa surveillance legislation by Tory MP David Davis and Labour’s Tom Watson.... However,...
 
EU-PNR (Passenger Name Record): Proposal for a Directive of the Council and the European Parliament on the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime
Statewatch News Online, November 2015 [c.227 words]
"Inclusion of intra-EU flights 10. Article 1a of the Council general approach allows Member States to request PNR data from intra-EU flights. Th...
 
EU: Lack of EU data retention law "a matter of concern" for Member States
Statewatch News Online, November 2015 [c.1313 words] - Feature Article
The issue of a "common legal framework" for telecoms data retention is resurfacing at EU level in discussions on the "effective collection, sharing an...
 
UK: Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: official documents
Statewatch News Online, November 2015 [c.2089 words] - Feature Article
In early November 2015 the UK government published proposed new surveillance legislation - the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill. All the relevant offic...
 
UK: Only 'tiny handful' of ministers knew of mass surveillance, Clegg reveals
Statewatch News Online, November 2015 [c.339 words]
"Former deputy PM says he was astonished to learn how few cabinet members were aware of scale of UK spies’ reach into lives of British citizens.......
 
EU: Council of the European Union: Data Retention, LEAs personal data exchange Directive, PSC/COSI
Statewatch News Online, November 2015 [c.191 words]
- Eurojust’s analysis of EU Member States’ legal fra...
 
News Digest (16.10.15)
Statewatch News Online, October 2015 [c.451 words]
 
Germany: Data retention bill that is to be adopted without substantial changes this week
Statewatch News Online, October 2015 [c.21 words]
See the full text: Draft Act introducing a storage obligation and a maxi...
 
EU-PNR (Passenger Name Record): European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
Statewatch News Online, September 2015 [c.231 words]
"the EDPS published his Second Opinion on the use of Passenger Name Records (PNR) for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of t...
 
EU: DATA RETENTION: European Commission: European Commission statement on national data retention laws
Statewatch News Online, September 2015 [c.137 words]
"We have seen press reports suggesting that the European Commission is “threatening to take Germany to court” over concerns regarding its national ...
 
UK: SURVEILLANCE: High court rules data retention and surveillance legislation unlawful
Statewatch News Online, July 2015 [c.209 words]
"The high court has found that emergency surveillance legislation introduced by the coalition government last year is unlawful. A judicial challeng...
 
European Digital Rights asks the European Commission to investigate illegal data retention laws in the EU
Statewatch News Online, July 2015 [c.79 words]
"European Digital Rights (EDRi) this morning sent a letter to European C...
 
SLOVAKIA: MANDATORY DATA RETENTION UNLAWFUL
Statewatch News Online, July 2015 [c.125 words]
"The Constitutional Court denounced mass and preventive collection of data – data about the location, duration, and the participants involved, base...
 
Statewatch Observatories: Surveillance, privacy and data protection: EU: Surveillance of telecommunications
Statewatch News Online, June 2015 [c.28 words]
The EU's hugely-controversial Data Retention Directive enforces the mandatory retention of everyone's phone calls, emails and internet usage. See t...
 
BELGIUM: The Constitutional Court repeals the transposition of the data retention directive
Statewatch News Online, June 2015 [c.78 words]
"two actions for annulment brought independently, the Constitutional Court today ruled against the widespread retention of communication metadata. ...
 
UK-USA: Secret report urges treaty forcing US web firms' cooperation in data sharing - Exclusive: UK privacy campaigners say international treaty could provide legal alternative to government’s ‘snooper’s charter’ proposals
Statewatch News Online, June 2015 [c.115 words]
"A top secret report to the British prime minister has recommended that a new international treaty be negotiated to force the cooperation of the bi...
 
EU: MANDATORY DATA RETENTION: Germany toughens up on data retention
Statewatch News Online, May 2015 [c.125 words]
"German policymakers have moved to strengthen data retention laws, insisting that information will only be stored in Germany, and for much shorter ...
 
The Slovak Constitutional Court cancelled mass surveillance of citizens
Statewatch News Online, April 2015 [c.79 words]
"An act, which ordered large-scale mass surveillance of citizens (so called data retention) is now history. Today the Constitutional Court of the S...
 
EU: DATA RETENTION JUDGMENT: European Parliament: Legal Services: Opinion
Statewatch News Online, April 2015 [c.445 words]
See the full text: LIBE - Questions relating to the judgment o...
 
EU DATA RETENTION: Is the EU heading for a piecemeal response to the CJEU's judgment that the Data Retention Directive is "unlawful"?
Statewatch News Online, March 2015 [c.101 words]
See: Germany moves closer towards bill ...
 
NETHERLANDS: Dutch court scraps telecommunications data retention law
Statewatch News Online, March 2015 [c.149 words]
"The Dutch data retention law requiring telecommunications operators and ISPs to store customer metadata for police investigations was scrapped by ...
 
EU: Travel surveillance and passenger profiling: Commission letter to European Parliament tries to justify PNR Directive
Statewatch News Online, March 2015 [c.424 words]
Two European Commissioners have written to the European Parliament to try to justify, on the basis of the Court of Justice's ruling on data retention,...
 
UK: GCHQ/MI5/MI6: Parliamentary report recommends new law for security agencies - but will that stop the surveillance state?
Statewatch News Online, March 2015 [c.522 words]
The Intelligence and Security Committee's long-awaited report on the surveillance powers of the security agencies has recommended a new law "governing...
 
NETHERLANDS: DATA RETENTION: Dutch DPA opinion about post-ECJ data retention bill: “disproportionate infringement of private life”
Statewatch News Online, February 2015 [c.164 words]
"The Dutch DPA notes the government holds on to a general data retention obligation. The Dutch DPA therefore concludes the infringement of the priv...
 
EU: MEPs break deadlock on airline passenger bill
Statewatch News Online, February 2015 [c.128 words]
See: MEPs break deadlock on airline passenger bill (euobserver, link). The European Parliament vot...
 
UK: Government plans to give the security and intelligence agencies direct access to computers to by-pass encryption and to use "remote access" to "obtain information.. in pursuit of intelligence requirements" or to "remove or modify software"
Statewatch News Online, February 2015 [c.452 words]
- the code applies to "any interference (whether remotely or otherwise)" - to "locate and examine, remove, modify or substitute equipment hardware...
 
EU: Travel surveillance: Commission attempts to soothe PNR critics with "workable compromise"
Statewatch News Online, January 2015 [c.1239 words] - Feature Article
A leaked European Commission note sets out considerations on "the best way f...
 
UK-USA: Transatlantic discussions on "homeland security" shrouded in secrecy
Statewatch News Online, January 2015 [c.1169 words] - Feature Article
In April 2003 the governments of the UK and the US set up a high-level Joint Contact Group to deal with "homeland security" issues such as biometric t...
 
UK: Joint Human Rights Committee report: Legislative Scrutiny: Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill
Statewatch News Online, January 2015 [c.156 words]
See the full text: Legislative Scrutiny: Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill<...
 
EU: European Parliament: Legal Services Opinion
Statewatch News Online, January 2015 [c.61 words]
See the full text: CJEU's ruling on the Data Retention Directive...
 
EU: Letter from Commissioner DG Home on new Data Retention Directive
Statewatch News Online, December 2014 [c.33 words]
See: Letter from Commissioner DG Home on new Data Retentio...
 
EU: European Commission working on new mass surveillance directive
Statewatch News Online, December 2014 [c.150 words]
EU: Telecommunicati...
 
UK: DRIPA 2014: NO PROTECTION FROM SURVEILLANCE for LAWYERS, JOURNALISTS and OTHERS
Statewatch News Online, December 2014 [c.317 words]
See: Draft Code of Practice: Acquisition and Disclosure...
 
UK: NEW POWER IN COUNTER TERRORISM BILL TO GATHER IP ADDRESSES IS NOT LIMITED TO TERRORISM, IT WILL COVER ALL CRIME
Statewatch News Online, November 2014 [c.189 words]
See: Counter-Terrorism and Security: Counter-Terrorism and ...
 
UK: SCOPE OF NEW CT BILL NOT LIMITED TO TERRORISM?: Counter-Terrorism and Security
Statewatch News Online, November 2014 [c.218 words]
See: Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill - Full-text (pdf...
 
EU: STOP spying on air travellers!
Statewatch News Online, November 2014 [c.150 words]
"Tomorrow, the European Parliament will make an important decision on your right to privacy. The European Commission wants to collect, store and trans...
 
SWEDEN-DATA RETENTION: Complaint against Sweden: Receipt from EU
Statewatch News Online, November 2014 [c.82 words]
See: Complaint against Sweden: Receipt from EU (5 July Foundation...
 
EU-PNR: EU battles over 'anti-terrorist' passenger records slurper law - Cops want your name, number, email, credit card data, itinerary
Statewatch News Online, November 2014 [c.215 words]
"Law enforcement agencies just want all the data they can get their hands on, regardless of justification - so said disgruntled MEPs at the Europea...
 
ECHR: European Court of Human Rights
Statewatch News Online, September 2014 [c.207 words]
"The case concerned a complaint about Mr Brunet’s details being recorded in a crime database after the discontinuance of criminal proceedings again...
 
UK-ECHR: MANDATORY DATA RETENTION: Bureau files ECHR case challenging UK government over surveillance of journalists’ communications
Statewatch News Online, September 2014 [c.121 words]
"The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is asking a European court to rule on whether UK legislation properly protects journalists’ sources and com...
 
EU: Council of the European Union: Planning to resurrect data retention, to catch IPR infringers
Statewatch News Online, September 2014 [c.20 words]
See the full text: Planning to resurrect data retention, to c...
 
EU: Smart borders: "no sufficient evidence" to justify law enforcement access to proposed Entry/Exit System travel database
Statewatch News Online, September 2014 [c.610 words]
The European Commission has told EU Member States "no sufficient evidence has been gathered so far" that would justify providing access for law enforc...
 
EU: Council of the European Union: Council weighted voting system, Draft Agendas, LEA access to entry-exit system, Presumption of innocence
Statewatch News Online, August 2014 [c.272 words]
• NEW WEIGHTED VOTING FORMULA: Draft Counci...
 
EU: Smart borders: Member States seek to make law enforcement access compatible with data retention ruling
Statewatch News Online, August 2014 [c.1302 words] - Feature Article
EU Member States are coming closer to defining their position on giving law enforcement authorities access to information that will be stored in the p...
 
Statewatch Analysis: Mass surveillance of communications in the EU: CJEU judgment and DRIPA 2014/RIPA 2000 in the UK
Statewatch News Online, August 2014 [c.134 words]
"The CJEU ruled that mass surveillance under the EU Data Retention Directive entails an interference with the fundamental rights of practically the...
 
UK: DRIPA 2014: Legal challenge lodged against new UK data retention laws
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.48 words]
"Civil rights campaigners Liberty said it will seek a judicial review of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) Act on behalf of two MP...
 
RUSSIA: DATA RETENTION
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.74 words]
Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a new law requiring internet companies to retain the personal data of their Russian customers, or face bei...
 
EU: MANDATORY DATA RETENTION: European Commission sits on the fence
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.159 words]
The European Commission is sitting on the fence with regard to data retention, saying it is up to each of the 28 EU states to decide whether to change...
 
UK DRIPA: Legal challenge to new data retention powers
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.52 words]
- David Davis and Tom Watson to sue government over new DRIP data laws (James ...
 
UK-EU: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA): UK FAILS TO NOTIFY EU: NGO LETTER
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.55 words]
"We, the undersigned organisations, would like to draw your attention to an infringement of EU law by the United Kingdom through its adoption on July ...
 
UK: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill (DRIP): House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution Report
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.71 words]
"The contrast between the time taken by the Government to consider their response and the time given to Parliament to scrutinise the bill is a matt...
 
UK: DRIPA: Terrorism laws watchdog issues warning over security services scrutiny
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.172 words]
UK: DRIPA: Terrorism laws watchdog issues ...
 
UK: SURVEILLANCE LAW RUSHED THROUGH PARLIAMENT
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.164 words]
"The legislation goes far beyond simply authorising data retention in the UK. In fact, DRIP attempts to extend the territorial reach of the British...
 
SLOVENIA: DATA RETENTION
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.45 words]
"The Slovenian Constitutional Court has ruled data retention to be unconstitutional and ordered deletion of data collected under the law." ...
 
UK: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill (DRIP)
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.196 words]
"Here are some of the arguments that the Government is using to justify passing emergency data retention legislation - and the reasons why the Data...
 
UK: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill (DRIP): Unprecedented new powers in surveillance bill, campaigners warn
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.157 words]
See the article: Unprecedented new powers in surveillance bill, ca...
 
UK: Emergency law to be rushed through parliament
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.72 words]
See the full text: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill (pdf) and:
 
SWITZERLAND: Successful first step in challenging Swiss data retention
Statewatch News Online, July 2014 [c.13 words]
See: Successful first step in challenging Swiss data retention ...
 
EU lawyers tell Member States: Blanket communications data retention "no longer possible"
Statewatch News Online, June 2014 [c.143 words]
"Denmark, the UK, and many other EU governments have so far refused to follow April's landmark ruling by the EU Court of Justice annulling the Data...
 
EU: NSA SPYING & MANDATORY DATA RETENTION
Statewatch News Online, May 2014 [c.29 words]
See: Letters from Sophie in 't Veld MEP to: Commissioner Reding:  
EU: MANDATORY DATA RETENTION
Statewatch News Online, May 2014 [c.132 words]
Council of the European Union note to COREPER on: In...
 
Slovak Constitutional Court Suspends Data Retention Legislation
Statewatch News Online, April 2014 [c.103 words]
"On 23 April 2014, the Slovak Constitutional Court preliminary suspended effectiveness of the Slovak implementation of Data Retention Directive, wh...
 
EU: MANDATORY DATA RETENTION: Are national data retention laws within the scope of the Charter?
Statewatch News Online, April 2014 [c.67 words]
"Following the annulment of the EU’s data retention Directive by the CJEU, an obvious important question arises: are national data retention laws s...
 
EU: MANDATORY DATA RETENTION: European Parliament: Legal Service Opinion on the ECJ judgment
Statewatch News Online, April 2014 [c.106 words]
See the full text: Legal Service Opinion on the ECJ judgment (pdf) and s...
 
ECJ-DATA RETENTION JUDGMENT: European Court of Justice
Statewatch News Online, April 2014 [c.301 words]
See the full text: The Court of Justice declares the Data Retention Directive t...
 
ECJ-DATA RETENTION JUDGMENT: European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
Statewatch News Online, April 2014 [c.99 words]
"We anticipate that the Commission, taking into account the Court's judgment will now reflect on the need for a new Directive, which will also prev...
 
UK: Interception, Intelligence and Surveillance reports: Interception Commissioner fails to report on Section 8(4) certificates authorising GCHQ's mass data collection
Statewatch News Online, January 2014 [c.2303 words] - Feature Article
• Interception warrants and modifications at all-time high • Collection of communications data ("metadata") at all-time high • Surveillance Commi...
 
EU: MANDATORY DATA RETENTION: EU anti-terror law puts German coalition to the test
Statewatch News Online, January 2014 [c.50 words]
"Chancellor Angela Merkel's new grand coalition is in disagreement over the implementation in Germany of the EU's Data Retention Directive, decided...
 
SWITZERLAND: DATA SURVEILLANCE: Data retention in Switzerland - the monitored life of National Councillor Balthasar Glättli
Statewatch News Online, May 2014 [c.73 words]
"Balthasar Glättli, member of the National Council for The Green Party, has provided OpenDataCity with parts of his retained data of six month for ...
 
EU: MANDATORY DATA RETENTION: European Court of Justice: Advocate General condemns massive storage of communications data
Statewatch News Online, December 2013 [c.172 words]
"The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice today issued a devastating Opinion on the European Directive that requires European telecomm...
 
EU: SECILE Project Reports
Statewatch News Online, December 2013 [c.269 words]
See: SECILE Project Reports: -  
EU: SECILE PROJECT: Study: The EU Data Retention Directive: a case study in the legitimacy and effectiveness of EU counter-terrorism policy
Statewatch News Online, November 2013 [c.218 words]
"SECILE’s first publicly available report – co-authored by Chris Jones and Dr. Ben Hayes at Statewatch – examines the implementation of Directive 2...
 
NETHERLANDS: Dutch carriers abused data retention law for marketing purposes - While the law was widely violated, the companies were not punished
Statewatch News Online, November 2013 [c.80 words]
"Some Dutch telecommunications and Internet providers have exploited European Union laws mandating the retention of communications data to fight cr...
 
IRELAND: State agencies target Irish phone and internet records - Up to 10,000 requests for information made annually in Ireland – compared with just 326 for Austria
Statewatch News Online, July 2013 [c.91 words]
"Irish authorities made 27 times as many requests for people’s stored phone and internet use data compared to law enforcement agencies in comparabl...
 
EU: Data Retention Directive finally before European Court of Justice
Statewatch News Online, July 2013 [c.51 words]
On July 9 2013, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg holds a hearing on one of the most contested pieces of communication legislations, t...
 
EU websites track users without warning, against own rules
Statewatch News Online, June 2013 [c.153 words]
"The European Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, said that institutions were aware of the problem, that new guidelines are being drawn up to d...
 
EU: Data Retention Directive case in Austria comes to the ECJ
Statewatch News Online, May 2013 [c.54 words]
Data Retention Directive: Request for a preliminary ruling fro...
 
EU: Mandatory data retention: Austrian challenge; Romanian law passes
Statewatch News Online, March 2013 [c.97 words]
European Court of Justice: Request for a preliminary ruling from the ...
 
EU: Commission makes €50 million available for the development of "big brother" PNR databases - before legislation has even been agreed
Statewatch News Online, January 2013 [c.1124 words] - Feature Article
11.01.2013 - One of the most controversial pieces of EU legislation currently on the table is the proposed EU-Passenger Name Record (PNR) directive, w...
 
EU prepares new powers to freeze the funds of "internal terrorists"
Statewatch News Online, November 2012 [c.1380 words] - Feature Article
29.11.2012 - Preparatory work is being undertaken for legislation which would give the EU the power to directly enforce the freezing of "funds, financ...
 
Slovakian data retention law faces challenge before Constitutional Court
Statewatch News Online, October 2012 [c.916 words]
12.10.2012 - MPs in Slovakia have launched a legal challenge against the national law implementing the EU's Data Retention Directive, arguing that it ...
 
ECJ-MANDATORY DATA RETENTION
Statewatch News Online, September 2012 [c.22 words]
EU Commission v Germany: Action brought on 11 July 2012 - European Commis...
 
European Court of Human Rights to examine complaint against ban on anonymous prepaid mobile phone cards
Statewatch News Online, August 2012 [c.364 words]
15.08.2012 PRESS RELEASE A member of the Schleswig-Holstein parliament and a civil liberties activist have filed a complaint with ...
 
EU: Revision of Data Retention Directive put on hold with "no precise timetable" for a new proposal
Statewatch News Online, August 2012 [c.1488 words] - Feature Article
13.08.12 - Revision of the controversial EU Data Retention Directive - which requires the storage of internet and phone records for between six months...
 
EU: Commission failing to follow the rules on the operation of EURODAC
Statewatch News Online, July 2012 [c.1218 words] - Feature Article
5.7.12 An inspection by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) of the EU's EURODAC Central Unit, which contains fingerprint data on ...
 
Germany faces legal action for not implementing EU rules German coalition govt divided over data retention rules
Statewatch News Online, June 2012 [c.49 words]
"The EU executive is planning to refer Germany to the European Union's highest court over its failure to introduce a law obliging phone and internet c...
 
MANDATORY DATA RETENTION: Commission takes action against Germany
Statewatch News Online, June 2012 [c.39 words]
Data retention: Commission takes Germany to Court requesting that fines ...
 

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