Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category

Retention of Data Bill 2009 *UPDATE

January 20, 2011

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ISPAI regrets that the Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2009, with its current text, was passed in the Seanad yesterday despite the trojan efforts of non-government Senators who argued the amendments (which were defeated) aimed at giving greater clarity to the legislation and particularly to minimise its potential to put Ireland at a cost disadvantage to our EU neighbours for Internet based business

ISPAI Highlights Data Retention Concerns as Bill Comes to Final Stage in Seanad

January 19, 2011

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The Communications (Retention of Data) Bill, 2009 reaches its final stages in the Seanad on Thursday 20 th January. This is required to transpose the flawed European Directive of 2006 that was supposed to harmonise Data Retention across Member States. In fact it has done quite the opposite. It is being challenged in the courts in many countries and in fact Ireland challenged it at the European Court for technical reasons. (more…)

JOINT INDUSTRY STATEMENT ON ACTA

June 8, 2010

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EuroISPA (of which ISPAI is a member Association) together with Telecoms Associations has issued the following statement on the ACTA trade negotiations.

Industry is concerned that proposals within these trade negotiations appear to require operators to directly divulge customer details to rights holders and to place liability on network providers contrary to the eCommerce directive. (more…)

EUROPEAN ISPs FEAR THAT INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENT CUTS EU CITIZENS’ INTERNET PROTECTION

February 24, 2010

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EuroISPA, which represents ISPAI together with other EU national ISP trade associations, has published a press release on the secretive ACTA trade negotiation between the EU and other key trading partners. The leaks indicate that ACTA if signed in its current form will introduce measures not in line with existing EU legislation through the “backdoor”.

The full statement is (more…)

EuroISPA Statement on Amendment 138 of Telecoms Package

October 20, 2009

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SHOULD MAINTAIN ITS DEFENCE OF CITIZENS’ FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

The European Association of Internet Service Providers (EuroISPA) urges the European Parliament to continue to support citizens’ Fundamental Rights.

EuroISPA strongly supports the principles laid down by the amendment 138 as adopted by the (more…)