[pp.int.general] data retention & article 11 TEU

Jerry Weyer jerry.weyer at pp-international.net
Fri Mar 5 00:33:20 CET 2010


I thought about it some time ago and again last week (that time for ACTA).

I think it can be a good idea to start thinking more seriously about this.
Viviane Reding (Vice-President of commission + commissioner for justice)
said earlier this month, that she intends to review the data retention
directive. Intentions are good but we could certainly do a lot more pressure
with this tool. Also the time is good for some anti-data retention
propaganda now with the publicity from the german supreme court.

The problem is that 1 million is a lot! It's not impossible but we would
need a lot of advertisement etc. The other issue is that the Commission is
only foced to consider the initiative, not to act (which is quite
understandable though).

I am willing to look further into this! Let me know if you have some
concrete ideas where I can help!



On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:23 AM, Alexander Bock <
alexander.bock at piratenpartei-bayern.de> wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> as you probably know the treaty of Lisbon went into effect about 4 months
> ago. Article 11 now gives citizens a new tool to influence EU policy:
> > 4. Not less than one million citizens who are nationals of a significant
> number of Member States may take the initiative of inviting the European
> Commission, within the framework of its powers, to submit any appropriate
> proposal on matters where citizens consider that a legal act of the Union is
> required for the purpose of implementing the Treaties.
> Now, I'm writing to inquire whether someone has already started to work on
> such an initiative, for example to fight the data retention directive.
> Thanks in advance.
> Alex
> PS: Please refrain from starting a discussion about whether this tool is
> effective or anything, it's what we've got and that's it. No point in
> arguing.
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