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[Nettime-nl] SOS Privacy: bijna 11.000 handtekeningen
Sjoera Nas on Mon, 27 May 2002 11:44:01 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] SOS Privacy: bijna 11.000 handtekeningen


Hoi,

Bijna 11.000 mensen uit 60 landen hebben inmiddels hun
handtekening gezet onder de online petitie tegen het voorstel voor
onbeperkte opslag van verkeersgegevens. Aanstaande woensdag,
29 mei, debatteert het Europees Parlement over de laatste
wijzigingsvoorstellen mbt de Richtlijn voor Privacy in de
Telecommunicatiesector. Donderdag 30 mei stemt het Parlement.
Het is de laatste, definitieve stemming over de richtlijn.

De petitie staat nog 24 uur open:
http://www.stop1984.com/index2.php?lang=en&text=letter.txt

Zie ook onderstaand bericht van de voorzitter van de Parlementaire
Commissie die de Richtlijn heeft voorbereid; Marco Cappato.

Wrang is overigens dat diezelfde Cappato zich tot nu toe fel heeft
verzet tegen een verbod op spamming. Onder leiding van het
Spaanse voorzitterschap van de EG dreigt nu een uitruil plaats te
vinden; een verbod op spam in ruil voor langdurige generieke opslag
van verkeersgegevens (en dus niet alleen van specifieke
verdachten).

Groet,
Sjoera

Date sent:      	Mon, 27 May 2002 10:57:59 +0200
From:           	"Marco Cappato" <knip e-mail adres>
Subject:        	PRESS RELEASE BY MARCO CAPPATO

PRIVACY / EU : 40 ORGANIZATIONS FROM 15 COUNTRIES
LAUNCH A CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT THE CAPPATO
(RADICALS) PROPOSAL AGAINST THE MASSIVE RETENTION
OF DATA OF CITIZENS' COMMUNICATIONS (TELEPHONES AND
INTERNET): 10.696 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED AN OPEN LETTER
UNTIL NOW

Next Thursday, May 30, the European Parliament will vote its
second reading position on the Commission proposal on privacy in
electronic communications. The EP draftsman Marco Cappato
(Radicals) had proposed to the EP to delete any reference to data
retention, gaining EP support in first reading and in second reading
in the EP citizens' freedoms and rights Committee. The Council
wants this reference to be added in the text and the Popular and
Socialist groups have now changed their position and follow the
Council proposal. A campaign has now been launched by 40 civil
liberties organisations united in the "Global Internet Liberty
Campaign", inviting MEPs to support the Cappato report on the
deletion of data retention, and in a few hours 10.696 signatures
from citizens of 60 Countries have already been collected on the
website:
http://www.stop1984.com/index2.php?lang=en&text=letter.txt

Brussels, 27 May 2002 - In an open letter sent to all MEPs, 40 civil
liberties organizations from 15 Countries (among which the
American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Privacy
Information Center, united in the GILC, Global Liberty Internet
Campaign, www.gilc.org) have strongly recommended MEPs to
vote against the general and exploratory data retention of
individuals' electronic communications (telephones, mobiles, SMS
and Internet) by law enforcement authorities, proposed by EU
Council and now supported by a "compromise" amendment tabled
by the Popular and the Socialist groups.

In the open letter (first signer Marc Rotenberg from Electronic
privacy Information Center) the organizations denounce that: "New
retention requirements- as envisaged by the common position's
broad language- will create new risks to personal privacy, political
freedom, freedom of speech, and public safety. Moreover, because
of the cross-border nature of Internet communications, your
decision could have repercussions that will reach far beyond the
European Union."

Declaration of Marco Cappato, Radical MEP of the Lista Bonino,
Member of the Committee of Presidents of the Transnational
Radical Party:
"I want to thank all the organizations of the Global Liberty Internet
Campaign for this initiative and also all 10.696 citizens who have
signed the open letter until now. We will use the 4 days remaining
before the vote to address all MEPs and to try to find a majority in
the European Parliament respectful of the individual liberties
in the electronic communications."

Here the complete list of the organizations first signers of the open
letter:
Electronic Privacy Information Center; a.c.t.i.o.n - kooperative
kulturelle Vernetzung; American Civil Liberties Union; Association
"Souriez vous ętes filmés"; Association For Progressive
Communications (APC); Maurice Wessling; Bits of Freedom;
BlueLink Information Network; Bugbrother; Center for Democracy
and Technology; Chaos Computer Club; Community Media
Network; Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; Cyber-
Rights & Cyber-Liberties; Der Große Bruder; Deutsche Vereinigung
für Datenschutz; Digital Rights; Electronic Frontier Finland;
Electronic Frontier Foundation; Foundation for Information Policy
Research; Free Software Foundation; GreenNet; Grüne Jugend
Deutschland; Internet Freedom; Internet Society European Co-
ordination Council; IRIS; Liberty; The Multiracial Activist; Nodo50,
Altavoz por la Libertad de Expresión y Comunicación; Online
Policy Group; Privacy International; Privacy Ukraine; Public Voice
Lab; quintessenz; Samizdat; Statewatch; stop1984; Swiss Internet
User Group (SIUG); StrawberryNet Foundation; VIBE!AT - Austrian
Association for Internet Users; XS4ALL Internet BV.
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