On 18 November, the Dutch government finally issued its response to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling in April 2014 that invalidated the data retention directive 2006/24/EC. Despite all the debate about the legality of data retention practices, the government wants to retain its current data retention legislation.
German pirate MEP Julia Reda presented her report on copyright reform to journalists on Monday (19 January). According to her, there should be one copyright law that applies to all EU member states, fixing the legal “absurdities” of the current regime.
Thousands of young people take part in a UK debate about what should be included in a "Magna Carta" for the digital age. The public can now vote online for the clauses they suggested, in a project organised by the British Library.
On the 7th of September, the Romanian Senate swiftly adopted a modification proposal for Law 506/2004 on privacy and data protection in the electronic communications sector. The proposal is now under review in the Chamber of Deputies with very tight deadlines for debate.
The Association for Technology and Internet (ApTI) has received an invitation from the IT&C Committee to take part in a joint meeting with the Legal Committee on Tuesday, the 22nd of September at 11:00. In reply to the invitation, ApTI prepared a written opinion with several remarks regarding the new amendments. The document is available in Romanian here.
On 23 June 2017, EDRi member Asociația pentru Tehnologie și Internet (ApTI) along with The National Association of Librarians and Public Libraries of Romania (ANBPR) and the Center for Independent Journalism (CJI) organised a meeting on the topic of the proposed EU Copyright Directive. Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Victor Negrescu took part in the event.