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Data retention and legality: The fall of the EU’s Data Retention Directive

Data retention and legality: The fall of the EU’s Data Retention Directive

EU officials should have seen it coming. In December, the Advocate General of the ECJ was already of the opinion that the DRD constituted “a serious interference” with privacy, Binoy Kampmark writes

We need a privacy rapporteur, says UN free speech boss

We need a privacy rapporteur, says UN free speech boss

Frank La Rue also called for a coordinated effort from the UN human rights system to deal with the issue of privacy

Is India’s biometric benefits database trampling privacy?

Is India’s biometric benefits database trampling privacy?

India’s laws and controls over its massive collection, storage and use of biometric data are hugely deficient, writes Ram Mashru

Online privacy as an active pursuit

Online privacy as an active pursuit

The age of mass surveillance has brought with it a need for individuals to manage their online privacy -- and human dignity, Scott Ainslie writes

The EU’s commitments to free expression: Libel and privacy

The EU’s commitments to free expression: Libel and privacy

The law of libel, privacy and national "insult" laws vary across the European Union. In a number of member states, criminal sanctions are still in place and public interest defences are inadequate, curtailing freedom of expression.

UN report slams government surveillance

On Tuesday, a UN report outlined how state and corporate surveillance undermine freedom of expression and privacy. Today, the news turned to how far governments have gone to spy on their citizens, Brian Pellot writes

UK arrest guidelines are a shift towards secrecy

UK arrest guidelines are a shift towards secrecy

Justice is better served by openness and transparency, writes Padraig Reidy

UK “Snooper’s Charter” should be dropped

The Queen's Speech is on 8 May, and Home Secretary Theresa May is still pushing for "Snooper's Charter" to go through. Write to your MP to and let them know that the bill should be dropped.

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