Dutch lawyers, journalists, privacy organisations and publishers are taking legal action against the state to stop telecom firms storing phone and email information. The Dutch government requires telecom firms to keep the information for up to 12 months but the Dutch criminal law association and other groups say this conflicts with EU legislation.
Dutch lawyers, journalists, privacy organisations and publishers are taking legal action against the state to stop telecom firms storing phone and email information via what is described by critics as a ‘snoopers charter’.
Read more at DutchNews.nl: Lawyers, journalists take Dutch state to court over internet privacy http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/12/lawyers-journalists-take-dutch-state-to-court-over-internet-privacy.php/
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The GNI is a global, collaborative initiative that works to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector. Now, seven telecommunications companies have joined the initiative as observers, a laudable step toward increased accountability for respecting human rights.