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[liberationtech] EU legal precedent could stymie NSA partnerships
griffin at cryptolab.net
Thu Jan 8 18:52:13 PST 2015
Last April, Europarl found that the EU data retention directive violated
human rights. This you already know. But the EU ordered a legal
analysis of the ruling's after-effects as they relate to various forms
of intelligence-gathering and surveillance (such as sharing financial
data and passenger manifests).
Given the NSA's policies on data retention , partnership with any of
the Five Eyes countries would seem to be off the table entirely. Except
it's not, of course. Surveillance is ongoing, despite all of the laws
that get broken in the process. But an initial reading of the legal
opinion would seem to indicate that there's a real pathway to getting
I'm curious what people think about this. Is it just wishful thinking?
Could there be real legal opposition to surveillance in the EU?
Legal opinion (leaked):
all my best,
 Shorter NSA: "Retain ALL THE DATA! FOREVER!"
"Cypherpunks write code, not flamewars."
~Jurre van Bergen
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