Dutch Green party plans bill to end data retention

Friday 11 April 2014 | 11:31 CET | News
The Dutch Green Left (GroenLinks) Party said it plans to introduce legislation within two weeks ending the requirement for telecom and internet companies to store data on customer communications. The announcement from MP Liesbeth van Tongeren follows a ruling by the European Court of Justice declaring the EU's Data Retention Directive invalid, due to its infringement of personal privacy. The directive required operators to save communications data for up to two years for eventual use in law enforcement. The Dutch government said after the ruling that it would not revoke the associated legislation immediately.  

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