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STATEWATCH - monitoring the state and civil liberties in Europe

STATEWATCH - monitoring the state and civil liberties in Europe
Top 20 stories - for full contents see: Statewatch News online or What's New: lists all items on the website. ECJ-DATA RETENTION JUDGMENT: European Court of Justice: The Court of Justice declares the Data Retention Directive to be invalid (Press release, pdf) and Judgment (pdf): "It entails a wide-ranging and particularly serious interference with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data, without that interference being limited to what is strictly necessary" See Digital Rights Ireland (link) and: The data retention judgment: The CJEU prohibits mass surveillance (EU Law Analysis, link): "The Court’s judgment can be seen in the broader context of continued revelations about mass surveillance. Its reference to the retention of data by third States is a thinly-disguised allusion to the spying scandals emanating from the United States.

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OpenNet Initiative The OpenNet Initiative is a collaborative partnership of three institutions: the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; and the SecDev Group (Ottawa). Our aim is to investigate, expose and analyze Internet filtering and surveillance practices in a credible and non-partisan fashion. We intend to uncover the potential pitfalls and unintended consequences of these practices, and thus help to inform better public policy and advocacy work in this area. Personal information online - code of practice Bring your own device (BYOD) This guidance explores what you need to consider if permitting the use of personal devices to process personal data for which you are responsible. Cloud computing Cloud computing offers the promise of a cost effective means to access a range of computing services. This guidance explains how the Data Protection Act applies to processing of personal data in cloud computing services. Mobile apps

Bristol University Friends of the Earth Society @ Bristol SU Membership Fee Inclusions Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year. Service Standards John Gilmore (activist) An outspoken civil libertarian, Gilmore has sued the FAA, Department of Justice, and others. He unsuccessfully challenged the constitutionality of secret law regarding travel security policies in Gilmore v. Gonzales.[2][3] Gilmore is also a philanthropist, and has given financial support to, among others, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Marijuana Policy Project, Erowid, MAPS, and various organizations seeking to end the war on drugs.

STAR - Student Action for Refugees @ Bristol SU Membership Fee Inclusions Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year. Service Standards All Club or Society members can expect to receive: John Naughton on WikiLeaks The Gilmore aphorism about censorship first saw the light of day in 1993 – in a Time article about the internet – and since then has taken on a life of its own as a consoling mantra about the libertarian potential of the network. "In its original form," Gilmore explains, "it meant that the Usenet software (which moves messages around in discussion newsgroups) was resistant to censorship because, if a node drops certain messages because it doesn't like their subject, the messages find their way past that node anyway by some other route." But, he continues, "The meaning of the phrase has grown through the years. Internet users have proven it time after time, by personally and publicly replicating information that is threatened with destruction or censorship."

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