Thousands In Poland Protest Internet Surveillance

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Several thousands of people took to the streets in Rynek, Poland on Saturday to protest what they say is excessive internet surveillance by the government.

Several thousands of people took to the streets in Poland on Saturday to protest what they say is excessive internet surveillance by the government. 

Protestors ranged from children to the elderly, men and women, all of whom protested some of the most invasive media censorship laws in Europe.

Krakowpost.com reports:

Polish law requires telecom companies to retain metadata on its users and allows nine different law enforcement agencies (an exceptionally large number) to demand it.

According to the digital rights group Panoptykon Foundation, nearly two million requests for user data are made by the government yearly, whereas in most EU countries it is less that half that number.

The event was organized by the Committee for the Defense of Democracy (KOD), their third recent demonstration following those against PiS changes to the constitutional court and the management of public media outlets.

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