Italian Data Protection Authority to investigate on ISP’s aggregate traffic data mining

An Italian Data Protection Authority decision issued on June, 25, 2009 set the deadline of Sept. 30, 2009 for telco operators and ISPs that must notify the Data Protection Authority the list of their mining activities executed on customers’ aggregate data (such as traffic volumes, paths and so on.) The aim of this decision is to spot illegal (at least, under Data Protection Authority opinion) data handling “masked” by activities performed to keep the infrastructure running

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ALCEI Press Release – Sept. 15, 2006

DIGITAL RIGHTS IRELAND CHALLENGES EUROPEAN UNION MASS SURVEILLANCE LAWS
Irish civil rights group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) has started a HighCourt action against the Irish Government challenging new European and Irish laws requiring mass surveillance.

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ALCEI Press Release – Jan. 26, 2004

Civil rights and ambiguity of crime “prevention”
There are concerns about a law on data retention issued by the Italian government. The problem was raised by ALCEI in a press release on December 23, 2003. Debate on the subject, locally and internationally, focused on privacy. But it needs to be understood in a wider perspective.

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Document Jan, 24 2004

(This is the analisys backing ALCEI’s Jan. 26, 2006 Press Release).There are concerns about the “decree law” on data retention issued by the Italian government. The problem was raised by ALCEI in a press release on December 23, 2003 one day before the decree was issued. There was vague and ineffective debate on the subject in mainstream media, based on privacy problems, and the fact was also reported internationally. But this needs to be understood in somewhat greater depth – and in a wider perspective.

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