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UN Report Calls for Mandatory Data Retention

By Kurt Wimmer and Josephine Liu The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has released a report warning that terrorists are increasingly using the Internet to spread propaganda, recruit and train supporters, finance their activities, and plan terrorist attacks.  Besides providing an overview of the existing legal frameworks to address terrorists’ use of the … Continue Reading

German Support for Czech Court Decision is a Further Setback for EU Data Retention Directive

On Tuesday the German Working Group on Data Retention endorsed the Czech Constitutional Court’s decision to annul a Czech data retention law.  The Czech court held that the law, which included a blanket obligation on telecommunication companies to retain Czech citizens’ telephone, mobile phone, e-mail and Internet access records, was incompatible with Czech citizens’ fundamental right … Continue Reading