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Advocate General finds the EU’s Data Retention Directive Incompatible with the Fundamental Right to Privacy

By Maria-Martina Yalamova & Mark Young On 12 December 2013, the Advocate General (“AG”) to the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”), Mr Cruz Villalón, gave an opinion that the EU’s Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC (the “Directive”) violates the fundamental right to privacy in the EU.  His reason, in short, is that … Continue Reading

Sweden Hit with €3M Penalty Payment For Delay in Transposing Data Retention Directive

On Thursday, the Court of Justice of the EU ordered Sweden to pay a lump sum of €3 million for failure to transpose the EU’s Data Retention Directive (the “Directive”) into national law within the prescribed period.  The Directive obliges electronic communications service providers to store information about communications for a period of 6 – … Continue Reading

European Commission Adopts Evaluation Report on Data Retention Directive

Today the European Commission adopted an evaluation report on the Data Retention Directive.  This Directive requires EU Member States to ensure that telecommunications service providers retain certain categories of data for the purpose of investigations, detection and prosecution of  serious crime, as defined by the national law of the Member States.  Since its adoption in … Continue Reading
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