New Democracy “Truth Team”: Forgers with the Prime Minister’s approval

The New Democracy “Truth Team” made its appearance before the national elections of 2012. Its official mission is stated as “political analysis”. In reality, it is devoted to political propaganda on behalf of New Democracy, the main party in Greece’s government coalition, aiming at the defamation of the party’s rivals, systematically distorting facts and fabricating so-called ...

China’s model for controlling the internet is being adopted elsewhere

AT A UNITED NATIONS conference on telecommunications governance in Dubai last December representatives of most of the world’s countries argued furiously over the way the internet should be managed. The debate established a clear divide over how much control a country should have over its own internet. On one side were America, the European Union ...

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy

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Constitutional Court has reservations against data retention and turns to the CJEU

The Constitutional Court has reservations that the EU Directive on the Retention of Data could be incompatible with the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. For this reason, the 14 constitutional judges have addressed the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), submitting questions on the interpretation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. 

FBI’s abuse of the surveillance state is the real scandal needing investigation

The Petraeus scandal is receiving intense media scrutiny obviously due to its salacious aspects, leaving one, as always, to fantasize about what a stellar press corps we would have if they devoted a tiny fraction of this energy to dissecting non-sex political scandals (this unintentionally amusing New York Times headline from this morning – “Concern ...

Data retention and police access in the UK – a warning for Europe

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The Surveillance of telecommunications in the EU

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Protecting Privacy in the Information Society

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Information Commissioner’s Office

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Privacy International

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