European Data Protection Day: 9 organisations call for better privacy in communications!
Nine fundamental rights and data protection organisations are calling for more privacy in the ePrivacy regulation of the EU. The EU Commision will reduce the data security to the transport of data, while the EU Parliament admits privacy during the storage of dat, too.
This would bring our data in danger in spite of the good regulation by the GDPR in Europe. We live in time where people like to store their dat in clouds and we have to prevent that cloud means geklaut (in German).
In recital 20 of the current working draft, the Council of the European Union has replaced an "and" with an "or" and by this seemingly small changes, reversed important safeguards. Instead of consent and transparent information, highly invasive tracking will be possible with consent or transparent information. This implies that users may be coerced to decide if they want to subject themselves to commercial surveillance or not to access the service. Under these circumstances, the ePrivacy Regulation would end up lowering standards agreed under the GDPR. This change must be reversed – in the recital and in corresponding articles as well.
Article 10 should provide that all internet users' right to privacy is protected by design and by default. The European Parliament proposal is in line with the GDPR and supported by data protection authorites. Instead the Council of the EU is proposing to delete Article 10 in its entirety, giving in to pressure from the advertising industry. If Article 10 is deleted those who will be affected first and foremost are vulnerable groups of citizens: elderly people, children and people without much awareness on how their information is being hoovered. We may not even have browsers with settings that allow us to effectively shut out third parties. We demand a strong Article 10 that provides privacy by design and by default.
The current Directive allows the processing of metadata only for strictly limited purposes. The EU Council now wants to weaken these provisions. Instead of improving the protection of our communications data, the Council wants to give telecommunications providers more opportunities to surveil us.
The EU-Council text clarifies that the protection only applies in transit. The European Parliament's draft envisaged our data to be protected also when it is stored. And this is very important. Lots of services like messengers and data exchange platforms are based on central servers. Thus, it must be clearly defined what the company that owns this server is allowed to do with our messages. We do not want companies scanning our messages after we have received them. Stored data must be protected as well as data in transit.
We, Aktion Freiheit statt Angst, can only join these demands!
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