By James Cooley - September 14 2006 tags: privacy

It's good to see that someone is taking a stand on the seeming relentless erosion of our human right to privacy. "Digital Rights Ireland brings legal action over mass surveillance. Irish civil rights group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) has started a High Court action against the Irish Government challenging new European and Irish laws requiring mass surveillance". Given the poor record of (phone) compaines at protecting private information I wouldn't want to mandate they keep all of it for three years – here's an timely read from Wired News that ties in with the current HP case Protect Yourself From Pretexting