- No link yet, but European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx is expected today to slag off Blair and co’s stupid data retention proposals as they “will have a direct impact on the protection of privacy, as laid down in Article Eight of the European Convention of Human Rights and developed by case law of the European Court of Human Rights.” Again, no link yet, but an advance statement from Hustinx has said that
“It is crucial that the directive respects the fundamental rights. A legislative measure that would weaken the protection is not only unacceptable, but also illegal.”
Hurrah for Hustinx! (And not just for his amusing name…) – There’s a job description here (.pdf) and an interview with him here which shows he’s a sensible chap. In other words, expect the Blair machine to go into full-on character-assassination mode over the next few days.