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EU Court Rejects Data Retention Law, But Data Retention Won't End Overnight

BY Jessica McKenzie | Wednesday, April 9 2014

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg struck down a data retention law Tuesday that required telecoms to keep customers' communications data for up to two years, declaring it violated privacy rights. However, experts warn that the ruling will have no automatic effect on relevant laws in member states, which could lead to “messy consequences.”

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First POST: Surging

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 21 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Will a "tech surge" of the "best and brightest" save HealthCare.gov?: FWD.us holding a hackathon to build engagement tools to help win the immigration reform fight; David Carr's chat with Pierre Omidyar; and much, much more. Read More

The Europe Roundup: The (Fake) Tweet That Changed the Election

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, November 7 2011

Ireland | The (Fake) Tweet That Changed the Election Last week, the people of Ireland elected Michael Higgins as president. Until a week before the elections, Higgins, a poet and former minister of arts, had been ... Read More

The Tweet Heard 'Round Ireland

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 16 2010

Photo of Simon Coveney by Anthony Patterson Read More