Cyber attacks and Data Retention
While reading up on the latest spate of cyber attacks, e.g. on Twitter, Facebook, and Indymedia, I discovered the following website promoting efforts to protect our privacy from providers who are forced by government legislation to store all communication metadata.
Meanwhile, Amazon.com has just been forced to remove George Orwell's 1984 from their Kindle eBook access, due to copyright infringement!
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented HTTP and arranged for us all to have royalty free access to the internet, in his recent TED.com lecture advocates uploading all raw data as a solution to misappropriation of selective data.
No Data Retention
We want to stop Data Retention of the type that is being imposed on us by the E.U. Directive 2006/24/EC because it is a preemptive surveillance of communication structures:
Imagine the postal services kept a record of everyone who sent a mail to you. When. Who. How. Where. This is exactly what is happening no with your email, your phone calls and other electronic communications.
We as providers are forced to store YOUR communication metadata this is forcing us to work as outsourced police forces. We don't want this. We will pour as much sand into this machine of suspicion as we possibly can. And we encourage everyone else to do the same! Do not support this attack on privacy!
We will continue to fight against Data Retention in any way possible and we will support each other in our different efforts to fight it.
Brasil Indymedia Tech Collective
For more information read
- section "Categories of data to be retained" of the european directive-> "http://eur-lex.europa.eu/...EX:32006L0024:EN:HTML]