Data retention directive violates privacy rights - EDPS

Wednesday 1 June 2011 | 09:26 CET | News
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has said the EU's Data Retention Directive does not meet the requirements imposed by the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection. This much discussed directive requires all providers of electronic communication services to store traffic and location data of the communications of all citizens for possible use by the member states for law enforcement purposes. The EDPS had adopted an opinion on the European Commission's Evaluation Report on the Data Retention Directive. The EDPS said it's pleased to see that the Commission took into

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Companies: European Commission
Countries: Europe
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