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Petition asks European Parliament not to require Net-snooping

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Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 08:01:00 +0200
To: declan@well.com
From: Mikael Pawlo <mikael@pawlo.com>
Subject: GILC opposes EU anti-terrorist law



The Global Internet Liberty Campaign is going to send a letter to the
European Parliament on May 22, opposing a proposed law to require phone
companies and Internet service providers to store and keep traffic data for
years in order to make it available to the authorities on request. 'Traffic
data' means the records of who called whom, who sent email to whom and so
forth. One may wonder if enough terrorists are stopped by this measure to
justify the invasion of privacy. Further, it is a clear danger that
dictarships would label the political opposition as terrorists.




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From: Twister <twister@stop1984.com>
To: declan@well.com
Subject: Open Letter against Data Collection
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 02:59:28 +0200

I thought this might be of interest to you:
(I thought that you already know the part with the organisations but I was
not sure if you knew about the part with the private persons)

GILC is going to send a letter to the European Parliament on May 22nd,
regarding the collection of telecommunication data.
This is a letter to the EP objecting to an amendment permitting
retention of Internet traffic data on the entire population. It would
effectively make every Internet user susceptible to continuous
surveillance of their online activity.

Marc Rotenberg from GILC has asked organizations who want to take part
respectively sign this letter to send him (rotenberg@epic.org) an e-mail with
the following:
- Name
- Organization
- Email address
- Organization URL

If private persons want to sign the letter they can do this on our page
(you also find the English original there as well as the German translation)
As you can see we respect the privacy of each signee and do not publish any
e-mail-address, we only have a counter on our page, telling you how many
people have signed.

Maybe this inititiative is something you could waste some space on your list
for ; I thought (and this is what the whole stop1984-team thought) that it
would be sad if only organisations could support this open letter.
And I think that an impressive number of signees would help in addition to
the organisations´  support.

Sorry if this e-mail was embarassing.

Kind regards

aka Tini Jodda

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