Data Retention Bill at Committee Stage

The Data Retention Bill goes to Committee Stage before the Dáil today. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties have put together some excellent submissions on how the Bill should be amended to protect fundamental rights – a copy is here.

Séan Sherlock (Lab.) is also on top of this issue and has put forward extremely desirable amendments designed to reduce the retention period and to establish greater transparency in the oversight of data retention – these are available on the Oireachtas website (PDF).