German data retention act challenged

I wonder could you get 30 people to sign a complaint about data retention in Ireland? The lack of interest in privacy and security in our country is an embarrassment.

EDRI: Just five days after the German President Horst Köhler approved the German data retention law that entered into force on 1 January 2008, the German Working group on data retention (Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung) challenged the law in the Federal German Constitutional Court.

The complaint was filed with the Court on 31 December 2007 and, for the first time in the German history, it was backed by 30 000 complainants. The 150-page notice of appeal requested an immediate suspension of the law on the grounds of “apparent unconstitutionality”.

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