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Dutch court suspends data retention law

Wednesday 11 March 2015 | 11:09 CET | News
A court in The Hague has suspended the Dutch legislation requiring the retention by communication providers of customer data for eventual law enforcement purposes. The judge found that the law violates personal privacy and personal data protection rights and also goes beyond what's necessary for its purposes. This is in line with a ruling last year by the EU Court of Justice that struck down the EU data retention directive on which the Dutch law is based. The request for an injunction against the law was filed by the groups Privacy First, the Dutch association of human rights lawyers, the

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Companies: BIT / Hi / KPN / Telfort / Vodafone / Voys Telecom / XS4ALL
Countries: Netherlands
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