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EU Data Retention Directive found to violate privacy rights

Thursday 12 December 2013 | 13:06 CET | News
The EU's Data Retention Directive, which requires telecom operators to save customer communications data for eventual law enforcement purposes, violates citizens' privacy rights, according to an opinion from EU Court of Justice's Advocate General, Pedro Cruz Villalon. The directive passed in 2006 "constitutes a serious interference with the fundamental right of citizens to privacy", as provided for in the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights, he said. The opinion was requested by national courts in cases brought by Digital Rights Ireland and a number of claimants in Austria's Constitutional

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