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News from the House of the Helsinki Foundation For Human Rights in Warsaw - 2014

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ECJ to strike down Data Retention Directive

The European Court of Justice declared the Data Retention Directive to be invalid in the judgment issued on 8 April 2014 in Joined Cases C-293/12 and C-594/12. According to the Directive telecommunications services providers were obliged to retain data of phone calls made by citizens of the European Union, including traffic and location data. The enactment also allowed courts, law enforcement authorities and secret services to access such data. 16 Apr 2014 »

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Weekly digest - Secret services hearing before Constitutional Tribunal adjourned sine die

After a three-day hearing the Constitutional Tribunal adjourned sine die the ruling on a case involving control over secret services. The case has been brought on the initiative of the Human Rights Defender and Prosecutor General. The applicants argue a constitutional violation caused by the absence of a clearly defined set of technical measures which may be used as covert investigative methods. 10 Apr 2014 »

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PAC dismisses first complaint against refusal to disclose PRISM information

The Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw dismissed the complaint of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights against the Central Anti-corruption Bureau’s decision refusing disclosure of information on surveillance and PRISM programme. 09 Apr 2014 »

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Another expulsion without court

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has yet another time informed the Ministry of the Interior about the practice of expelling foreigners before the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw can hear their appeal against a decision declining them refugee status. 03 Apr 2014 »

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Do Polish secret services use tools for the remote control of computers and phones?

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has filed access to public information motions with the Internal Security Agency and the Central Anti-corruption Bureau, requesting the agencies to disclose whether they operationally use Remote Control System (RCS) software. 02 Apr 2014 »

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