Via Bernard and Damien comes news that Digital Rights Ireland is going to challenge the constitutionality of an Irish law which mandates telcos operating in Ireland to retain the details of all electronic traffic for 3 years.
This data can be requested from the telcos by the Gardai (Ireland’s police force) without a court order if the GardaÃ are satisfied that it might be useful in the prevention of a (not limited to serious) crime.
When you consider that your mobile phone is constantly broadcasting your location under current legislation you are, when carrying one, effectively wearing a tracking device for the GardaÃ (one with a three year memory).
Support Digital Rights Ireland in this battle. Let everyone you know, know about this and head on over to the Digital Rights Ireland support page and lend them some support.