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EU governments to back demands of the "law enforcement community" for full access to all telecommunications



Key Council documents - new documents added on 11.9.01 are starred *

Letter from the Council of the European Union refusing Statewatch access to two documents (ENFOPOL 71 + ENFOPOL 71 REV 1): Letter

Other relevant Council documents

1. Council's common position, dated 20 November 2001, on the revision of the 1997 EU Directive on privacy in telecommunications: Position

2. Convention on Mutual Assistance in criminal matters: agreed by the Council (the EU governments) now out for ratification by national parliaments in the EU. The relevant Articles are: 17-22: MLA Convention

3. ENFOPOL 29, which presents the same demands as in ENFOPOL 98, cites as the "previous document" ENFOPOL 69 from 14 May 1998 on encryption and law enforcement thus ignoring ENFOPOL 98 + REV 1 + ENFOPOL 19: ENFOPOL 69

European Commission documents

1. Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data 1995 Directive

2. Directive 97/66/EC pf 15 December 1997 concerning the processing of privacy in the telecommunications sector: 1997 Directive

3. Commission proposal: Directive concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the lectronic communications sector COM (2000) 385 final: Text (pdf)

4. Commission proposal: Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Creating a Safer Information Society by Improving the Security of Information Infrastructures and Combating Computer-related Crime, COM (2000) 890 Final: Text (pdf)

European Parliament

1. Report adopted by the Committee on Citzens' Freedoms and Rights but sent back to the Committee by the plenary session on 6 September: Cappato report (1)

2. Final report adopted by the European Parliament as its 1st reading position: Cappato report (2)

Data Protection reports dealing with the issue of data retention

1. Report from the European Commission's Data Protection Working Party, 22 March 2001 on the Council of Europe's draft Convention on cyber crime : Data Protection Working Party (pdf file). Background on Council of Europe draft Convention on cyber crime: Report

2. Report from the European Commission's Data Protection Working Party, 7 September 1999, on the preservation of traffic data by Internet Service Providers for law enforcement purposes: Data Protection Working Party (pdf file)

3. International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications: common position on Council of Europe cyber crime Convention, 13-14 September 2000, Berlin: International Working Group

4. Statewatch report on the law enforcement agencies' attack on data protection and privacy rights: Privacy and data protection rights under attack

5. Letter from Data Protection Working Party to the Council, Commission and European Parliament: Letter *

UK National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) report on data retention and access by the law enforcement agencies for up to seven years

1. UK NCIS report in full: NCIS

2. UK NCIS demands: Statewatch analysis

The origins and background to the EU-FBI telecommunications surveillance plan (1993 - ongoing)

1. Statewatch's first report on 10 February 1997 on the EU-FBI plan: Statewatch report

2. EU-FBI global surveillance plan, history and all the background documents: EU-FBI

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