Pirate Party Informed About ELENA

On Saturday, the party in six Hessian cities of unacceptable data retention on the Pirate Party deems unconstitutional the electronic proof of income (ELENA) and calls for the abolition of the law clarifies. To educate citizens about the carried out in this context, unacceptable data retention and maintain their support, organizes information events on Saturday in six cities on this topic. The district associations Offenbach-land, main-Kinzig and Darmstadt join the nationwide ELENA info day of the Pirate Party: on January 30, 2010, there will be information stands from 10:00 to this topic in several places within the mentioned districts and boroughs. The stalls are housed in Offenbach from 10:00 to 13:00 at the City Court of Muhlheim from 10:00 to 13:00 in the Bahnhofstrasse, close to parking Ober-Roden from 10:00 to 13:00 on the market square of Hanau from 08:00 to 13:00 before the Town Hall of Gelnhausen from 10:00 to 13:00 on the lower market From 11:00 to 14:00 on the Luisenplatz at these stands provide the pirates to inform all citizens the ability to unacceptable data retention is about from the perspective of the Pirate Party ELENA associated with, as well as the concomitant risk of misuse Darmstadt. ELENA is the abbreviation for electronic payment proof”.

This new procedure is monthly since January 2010 a record with extensive personal information about the employees and the employment relationship on the “German pension insurance Federal” transmitted and stored centrally. This information used, for example, of labour and social services, to decide whether and to what extent the individual citizen is entitled to social security benefits. Type and quantity of the data collected represent a disproportionate interference in the privacy of the workers, provide extensive opportunities for abuse and unconstitutional from the perspective of the Pirate Party in this form. AD

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