"The Swedish Pirate Party (piratpartiet) held rallies across Sweden in an attempt to bolster support for strengthening personal privacy. The events, in Malmö and Stockholm, were aimed at raising awareness of a new bill due next week."
"The bill is part of Sweden’s implementation of an EU directive aimed at reducing privacy, for the oft touted aim of ’security’ – the security of the intangible State, that is, rather than the individual securities of the citizenry.
In short, every communications network operator will have to log and store data about all of their users. Whilst the contents of the messages are not currently expected to be stored, everything from the IDs of either end of the communication, anything to identify the type of equipment used, the time and length of the call, and, perhaps most importantly, the location of cellular telephone handsets when used."
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