Let's stop the mass surveillance!
The mass surveillance conducted by European governments has on two occasions been struck down by the European Court of Justice. Most recently this happened in 2016 when the court reviewed the joint case of Tele2 from Sweden and Tom Watson et al from England and Wales. However Danish politicians and telco industry refuse to honour fundamental rights and continue to retain data illegally.
We are a motley crew of human rights advocates and privacy campaigners that have come together to use the courts to send a simple message: Honour the law and respect our fundamental rights.
We have filed our suit against the Danish ministry of justice. You can download the subpœna (in Danish) here (pdf). The lawsuit has been deemed important and as such referred to district court, but the government has twice been successful in delaying proceedings. Currently the case is on hold until March 2020, awaiting the decision by the European Court of Justice in the case of Ordre des barreaux francophones and others.
There is no doubt that we will win the case, so the government has no other tactic than to delay the inevitable while trying to bankrupt us. This is done by submitting ridiculous pleadings, which we are forced to pay our attorneys to respond to. Thus we need your help!