On October 11 2008, internet privacy advocates will be meeting in over twenty of Europe’s major cities and capitals in the Americas to launch the Freedom Not Fear campaign, which protests mass-surveillance and mass data retention that many governments world-wide are undertaking. Together, they will promote democracy, free speech and human rights, and raise awareness on this issue through protests, art displays, flash mobs and parties. This event takes place shortly after the data retention meeting in Budapest on September 19 2008, where APC members Green Spider and BlueLink were among the policy experts, academics and activists that met to discuss the new European data retention policy that will take effect in January 2009.
Data Retention on the Internet: Challenges for small, alternative and citizen-based Internet Service Providers
A one-day conference for international experts, academics, activists, technology professionals (and possibly EU/EP representatives) to share knowledge on the current state and practices of data retent
Emergent technologies and shifting legal frameworks are evolving both opportunities and threats for citizens and communities in a post-9/11 world.