Data Retention Postponed As Expected

As expected and hoped, data retention was postponed through a constitutional safeguard in Swedish Parliament today. This means that one year must pass until it can be brought to a new vote.

Given all the emerging criticism against the data retention directive, and that the primary justification has been “we have to” for the coward politicians that aren’t respectable enough to stand up for the decisions they are making, I am hopeful that this will be the beginning of the end for a dark era of citizen-hostile policymaking.

Now, time off for a glass of wine to celebrate. Then, off to a debate panel.

Rick Falkvinge

Rick is the founder of the first Pirate Party and a low-altitude motorcycle pilot. He lives on Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany, roasts his own coffee, and as of right now (2019-2020) is taking a little break.


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