Press Release


Data Retention Directive: the fight against paedophiles and sexual predators on the net, respecting citizens' right to privacy. Invitation to a press conference. Tiziano Motti MEP


MOTTI, TizianoTiziano Motti MEP, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection of the European Parliament, and Fabio Ghioni, World Expert on security and non-conventional technologies, author of the book 'Hacker Republic', invite you to a press conference on Thursday 13 October 2011, at 10.00-10.30 hrs, Press Room, European Parliament, Brussels.

Tiziano Motti MEP, together with Fabio Ghioni will hold a press conference on 13 October at 10.00 hrs in the press room of the European Parliament in Brussels on whether to make concrete the storage of data communications traffic carried through social forums and other Internet 'content providers' in respect of citizens' privacy and of their freedom of expression.

The press conference will focus on the most discussed part of the Data Retention Directive, which is under revision, and on the 'Motti Resolution' approved by Parliament in 2010, asking to extend this Directive to content providers (social networks etc) in order to identify more easily those who commit crimes, including paedophilia through sexual harassment on the Net (recognised as a crime by the legislative Resolution to be voted at the next plenary session in Strasbourg). This is a request which does not regard specifically the online content, which falls under the Regulation of wiretapping, but to the traffic data developed by the person uploading material of any kind on the net: comments, pictures, videos.

During this press conference, Mr Motti will present the solutions that can make possible the enforcing of the Resolution approved in June 2010, through a study provided by computer expert Fabio Ghioni, and he will answer to the objections, especially from northern Europe, to the Resolution asking for the broadening of the Directive.

For further information:
Tiziano Motti MEP, Tel: +32-2-2845247
Francesco Frapiccini, EPP Group Press and Communications Service, Tel: +32-473-941652

Notes to Editors:
The EPP Group is by far the largest political group in the European Parliament with 264 Members.