EU Member States plan to ignore EU Court data retention rulings

Statewatch documents reveal that EU Member States are exploring all possible options to keep, and in fact expand, their current data retention regimes. The general plan is based on a new concept of ”restricted data retention”, which is really blanket data retention with a new name, along with amendments to the draft e-Privacy Regulation to facilitate blanket data retention. Member States are considering whether these new elements should be introduced through an EU instrument or through national law in each Member State.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: data retention, CJEU decision, EU, ePrivacy regulation, surveillance

Posted on Wednesday 29 November 2017

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