Next one in line
Ignoring ECJ comes at your own peril - as Poland is about to understand the hard way.
The wheels of the machine revolve slowly, but once it gets going it does not take long to lose your voting rights.
Sweden may be about to adopt increased surveillance of the internet, with new proposals about data retention and network rules leaked to local ISP Bahnhof. The proposals are contained in submissions to a parliamentary inquiry into Sweden's data retention regime, which came into force in 2010. The company says it's been passed …
I hope you are all right but the realist in me sees the EU changing tact because "terrorists"
Also, how many countries currently part of the EU are snooping on their own citizens? I would say nearly all of them so they will demand that they are allowed to carry on. At the end of the day the EU is accountable to it's members whether it likes it or not.
@AC - The German government has been brought to task on several occasions, both by its Constitutional Court and by the ECJ because it has tried to snoop on citizens and they had to back peddle and tone down what they wanted to something that was constitutional / legal - keeping more than 6 months of ISP data, for example or installing the "Bundestrojaner", a state written trojan for monitoring citizens' PCs. Both were brought to a swift halt.
The second run at the trojan went through, narrowly, they can manually install it on a device (physical access), when they have a valid warrant.
@Charley Clark the Poles ignored an ECJ court ruling over a piece of primeval forest, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage area.
But really, there's no really way of checking how the Internet in the UK is being snooped on until the next big leak so it's academic (if there is a next big leak). Everything's buried in technical notes which have restricted circulation and are under a NDA. The wording could probably be tailored for each person to trace leaks.
..it looks like Sweden is imitating China, “where the state requires the network to be tailor-made for monitoring, not for the internet to work as well as possible”.
Yeah, but at least in the West we can vote in a whole new set of politicians who want to deploy exactly the same state monitoring as their predecessors....
Hmmmm. Not looking that good really, is it?
Wasn't there a lot of hubbub about Sweden a while back because their spy agencies gave themselves the legal right to intercept foreign traffic?
It took a lot of protesting to get that dialed back, but the very fact that they managed to get it into law shows an intent, so this appears merely another fork of that idea.
"Carrier Grade NAT" with address sharing (i.e. port-limited NAT) is well known to create ginormous logging requirements if you want to correlate sessions with end users. So if this passes into law in Sweden, it will basically change the economics of CGN enough that IPv6 becomes the norm in Sweden.
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