Tag Archives: Data Retention Directive

ECJ finds Data Retention Directive invalid. What next?

On 8 April 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data. The Directive … Continue reading

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European Data Protection Supervisor questions need for Data Retention Directive: no public reply from the spooks expected…

This week the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published an opinion that concludes that: “the Data Retention Directive does not meet the requirements set out by the rights to privacy and data protection, for the following reasons: the necessity of data … Continue reading

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Europe to review data retention rules

Readers will recall from the curious case of Mr Spitz that European telecoms operators already retain very large amounts of information about their customers. In an evaluation report adopted today by the European Commission, the Commission proposes to review the existing rules. … Continue reading

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Mobile operators obliged to retain location information across Europe

There has been some coverage recently of the case of Mr Spitz. Malte Spitz is a German green party politician and privacy advocate. He went to court to obtain details of the location information stored by his mobile phone provider … Continue reading

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