After long-time pressure from the Estonian Human Rights Centre and others, the Estonian Ministry of Justice has drafted a proposal to amend the provisions of the Electronic Communications Act that require the retention of mass communications metadata.
It seems that privacy is not a concern to E-stonia, where data protection laws allow government agencies to access users' personal data, which ICT companies retain despite EU law.
Italy's new data retention law authorises the storage of phone and web data for up to 6 years, far beyond the timeframe allowed under the previous regulation.
Even though the EU directive requiring such measures has been struck down more than two years ago, Lithuanian laws are still awaiting review and the authorities continue to collect personal data on a mass scale.
The government's desire to collect air passengers' data ahead of an EU ruling on the matter has invited strong criticism and warnings that such a move could violate national and European law.
Tracking, hacking and lip service to safeguards: Liberty’s analysis of the UK government's draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
Ard van der Steur, the Dutch minister of security and justice, has put forward a proposal to have providers retain internet and communications data again. Earlier this year, a Dutch court ruled that, based on a 2014...
The German Bundestag has passed a new law allowing for telecommunications data retention. The law also introduces a new statutory offense for receiving and handling stolen data, which may be used to criminalize...
Belgium joins the long list of member states that have seen successful national challenges to data retention laws based on an EU directive that has itself been invalidated.
Germany is planning to pass a law this year allowing telecommunications data retention. Numerous critics deem this legislative proposal unconstitutional and fear extensive digital surveillance.