Digital Rights Ireland

I’m currently at Tech Camp, listening to a pretty fascinating presentation from Digital Rights Ireland:

  • In Ireland, the Garda (police) can access mobile phone location and usage data without a warrant or without a criminal charge. They can use it to monitor suspect’s locations and movements.
  • One concern is that call centre employees, typically low wage earners, will have easy access to this data.
  • These rights may extend to your Web browsing history and email traffic.
  • This data will apparently be held for three years, essentially making your mobile phone a tracking collar for police.
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