Council of the EU wants data retention without cause - Germany joins in
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"On 7 June 2019, the EU Council will vote on the further planning of an EU-wide data retention of telecommunications data. Concrete proposals only exist for mass surveillance without cause - Germany should not support this. One day before, on 6 June 2019, the EU Commission will hold a discussion with non-governmental organisations on the subject.
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Monitoring with a vengeance
Germany wants to agree to the planning of new data retention measures - despite judgments by the European Court of Justice and the Federal Constitutional Court, ongoing constitutional complaints and studies proving the dangers and uselessness of data retention. Investigations of the Amri and the NSU [National Socialist Underground] cases have revealed that there is no lack of monitoring - the problem lies in errors of authorities."
Summary translation of: EU-Rat will anlasslose Vorratsdatenspeicherung Deutschland macht mit (Digital Courage, link): further detail and extensive documentation (pdfs):
- Working Document from: General Secretariat of the Council to: Delegations: Data retention - Situation in Member States (WK 3103/19, LIMITE, 6 March 2019)
- Working Document from Europol to: DAPIX (Friends of the Presidency - Data Retention): Outcome of the 1st Data Retention Matrix Workshop (WK 4507/2018, LIMITE, 17 April 2018)
- Working Document from Europol to: DAPIX (Friends of the Presidency - Data Retention): Outcome of the 2nd Data Retention Matrix Workshop (WK 5900/2018, LIMITE, 17 May 2018)
- Council conclusions on retention of data for the purpose of fighting crime - Final text (7833/3/19 REV 3, LIMITE, 8 May 2019)
- Conclusions of the Council of the European Union on Retention of Data for the Purpose of Fighting Crime - approval (8621/19, LIMITE, 20 May 2019)
Council wants a "comprehensive study" on data retention that considers "a future legislative initiative" (Statewatch News, 10 April 2019)
The "reflection process" on data retention: working documents discussed by Council published (Statewatch News, 28 February 2018)
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