EU: Liberal Group (ALDE) in the European Parliament on the data retention proposal


ALDE leader Graham WATSON, said: "European countries must do more together to combat terrorism. However, a sense of proportion and a respect for individual privacy must infuse our approach. The choice of legal base for this decision will be crucial. The US Congress will not agree to retention of data about American citizens. Why should EU governments believe that they can get away without referring such decisions to a democratic vote in Europe's Parliament?" Press release (pdf) See also previous Statewatch report: Data Retention proposal partly illegal, say Council and Commission lawyers

 

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