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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Privacy and Surveillance in the EU

I am in Victoria this week at the Privacy & Security 2008 conference that starts tomorrow.

Today, I am also updating the Canadian privacy commissioners on EU developments in this field. They asked my to address the latest developments in public sector and national security surveillance plans and projects, but also to give a short overview on the European privacy advocacy networks and the growing anti-surveillance movement.

Here are the slides. Feedback is of course welcome.


Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you for your presentation, Ralf. The impact of public action on privacy was especially interesting for me.

Colin McKay
Director of Communications
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

5/2/08 23:25

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank you so much for your blog.

So far I have identified Denmark, UK, Spain and Germany as states that have transponed Directive 2006/24, which are the other four?

Could you provide in any links to useful information on these other states?

Thanks a lot in advance

7/2/08 13:39

Blogger Ralf Bendrath said...

The Commission in its communication from 3rd January listed France, UK, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and the Czek Republic as countries with data retention laws that match the EU requirements. The German law was only published on 31st December and not included by the Commission. You can add this, making it nine now.
Some information was collected by a European meeting we had with EDRi in August, see here.

9/2/08 19:54

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank you so much for the info.

I vave been trying to Commission┬┤s communication you mentioned with no success.

Could you provide any link?

Thanks in advance


14/2/08 09:57

Blogger Ralf Bendrath said...

I could not find the Commission's communication myself. My source was a dpa (German press agency) article.

14/2/08 11:57

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank you so much for your time.


18/2/08 10:03


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