DFRI to leave expert opinion on Swedish data retentive inquiry

DFRI, among other organizations and public authorities, has been asked to leave an expert opinion on the Swedish data retentive inquiry (SOU 2015:31). The opinion is to be submitted by August 28 2015.

To learn more about data retention in Europe, read our DRD summary and timeline.

The board meeting this Monday will assemble a project leader and working group. Get in touch with DFRI if are interested in influencing DFRI’s expert opinion.

Big Sister

Helgen 23-24 maj är det dags för oss tjejer att samlas på Geek Girl Meetup 2015 på Tekniska museet i Stockholm. Årets tema är BIG SISTER.

We want to join European internet surveillance case

DFRI has together with EDRi and eleven other European digital rights organisations asked to intervene in the case Big Brother Watch and Others v. The United Kingdom which was brought before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) last year.

The request was sent in yesterday and brings up two topics.

  • The legal protection of communications, in particular for “metadata” or “traffic data”
  • How internet surveillance affects the work of organisations like ours

The next step will be the Court deciding on the request (PDF).