... arises that any limitation of the confidentiality may be of
an exceptional character only, and surveillance as well as retention of data protected by
professional secrecy must be subject to supervision...
... poses threats, which were not imaginable a generation ago. The ability
of certain agents to conduct mass surveillance of the lawyer – client’s communications
threatens citizens’ freedom.
The CCBE has been...
... and duration of the data retention.
In view of its resolution of 12 March 2014 on
the ‘US NSA surveillance programme,
surveillance bodies in various Member States
and their impact on EU citizens’5, the...
... of protected professions such as
journalists, judges and lawyers.
Regarding the mass electronic surveillance
provided by the bill, the CCBE requests that it
be limited to storing only data which...
... Risk - FBE conference in Krakow - European Lawyers Day
DUTCH COURT UPHOLDS LOWER COURT RULING BANNING SURVEILLANCE OF
LAWYERS’ COMMUNICATIONS AFTER SUCCESSFUL CCBE INTERVENTION
On 27 October 2015, a Dutch Court...
... concern over the situation of a lawyer, Mr Lakshan Dias, who
has been subject to repeated acts of surveillance and intimidation.
Mr Dias is a prominent human rights lawyer, strongly involved in the defence...
... has reportedly increased to twenty.
The CCBE is deeply concerned about the ongoing detention and surveillance of Mr Zhenghu, and
believes that it is as a result of his legitimate and peaceful human rights...
... to concerns over its legitimacy, primarily regarding
the lack of safeguards against wide and broad surveillance programmes of the U.S.
In this respect, reference is made to the CCBE Recommendations on the...