62 european civil society organizations write to the European Commission
Today several civil society organizations and sientists from 19 member states of the European Union have called to the European Commission, to stop the data retention laws, which were found to stand against fundamental laws in the Union by the EuGH. In several member states data retention laws are still valid.
Aktion Freiheit statt Angst belongs to the 62 subscribers of this letter.
Subject: Application of the Tele2 Sverige jurisprudence throughout Europe
Dear Sir or Madam,
We are organisations that, in different ways, defend digital rights.
We are NGOs and litigation groups doing daily legal watch and supporting digital literacy and data sovereignty through workshops and other educational activities.
Indeed, Directive 2006/24 that allowed collect and retention of personal data significantly infringed privacy and data protection of people. Although it expressly excluded the content of telephonic or electronic communications and the communicated informations from it scopes, it obliged Member States to ensure the conservation of personally identifiable data and allowed investigatory authorities to trace back a person's communication patterns and online activities".
Four years ago, the CJEU judged that Directive 2006/24/EC was invalid (CJEU April, 8th 2014, Digital Rights Irland) and, more than a year ago, the Court reiterated the same points, straightly and without ambiguity, in a preliminary ruling requested by courts in Sweden and in the United Kingdom (CJEU, December 21st 2016, Tele2 Sverige). In this judgement, the Court stated that:
"Such legislation does not require there to be any relationship between the data which must be retained and a threat to public security. In particular, it is not restricted to retention in relation to
European law prevails over national laws. Therefore, the Court's aforementioned judgements must apply to all similar legislations across the European Union. Yet, we have found that at least 21 EU Member States[^retentionpi] still implement national measures setting out general and non-targeted bulk data retention, thus straightly infringing the CJEU's interpretation of data retention law and interfering indiscriminately in each individual's rights to the respect for private and family life, the protection of personal data, and freedom of expression. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. On the issue of data retention, these countries' legal framework do not comply with the case law of the Court of Justice.
Today, 62 organisations, academics in 19 member states of the European Union are filing complaints to the European Commission, to demand action, and to stand for the protection of fundamental rights enshrined in Articles 7, 8 and 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, as interpreted by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice. We call for the application of sanctions for non-compliant Member States by referring to the Court of Justice, which should logically strike down all current data retention national frameworks.
Thank you in advance for acting and upholding the rights of EU citizens and residents.
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