27 February 2009

EU - Eurojust retracts Skype wiretapping plans

(EUObserver)
In an apparent U-turn, the EU's judicial cooperation body has said it is not officially examining ways to wire-tap Skype and other computer-to-computer conversations. Eurojust retracted previous statements saying it was taking the lead in helping national authorities to wiretap Skype conversations, saying they were issued "prematurely" and were "incorrect". See EU group aims to eavesdrop on Skype calls (Ars Technica).