European Data Protection Digest

Pirate Party and NGO Speak Out Against Bill

DATA RETENTION—CZECH REPUBLIC

April 20, 2012

The Czech Pirate Party and the NGO Iuridicum Remedium have spoken out against a bill intended to fight organised crime, saying it would amount to a guilty-until-proven-innocent principle of law. The bill would require "phone operators and Internet providers to store personal data from electronic and mobile communication," reports Radio Praha. Last year, the Czech Constitutional Court rejected a similar initiative, calling the retention of personal data unconstitutional.
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