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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Italy To Enforce A Global Censorship Legislation?

a contribution to European Digital Rights Intiative‘s bulletin, EDRI-Gram The Italian Senate approved – and the Camera dei deputati (Italian “Low Chamber”) is ready to finally pass – draft law 733 named Pacchetto sicurezza – “Security Package”, a series of (supposely) coordinated provisions aimed at improving, whatever that means, police bodies and public prosecutors powers. […]

Towards the ban of encryption

A BBC report pushed Italy into international hype, for Mr. Maroni (Lega Nord) Ministry of Home Affairs, backed by a group of public prosecutors, started an aggressive campaign against Skype, claiming that organized crime uses this software to protect their illegal activities. This is a clear shift towards encryption’s outlawing – or limitation of its use – that […]