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National Governments Plan to Ignore EU Court on Data Retention

Documents recently made available to the public through Statewatch reveal that EU member states are exploring all options to keep - if not expand - their current data retention programmes, despite an EU Court of...

by LibertiesEU

Documents recently made available to the public through Statewatch reveal that EU member states are exploring all options to keep - if not expand - their current data retention programmes, despite an EU Court of Justice ruling that blanket data retention is illegal. Member states are focusing on the use of a new concept called 'restricted data retention', which is actually just blanket data retention under a new name, along with amendments to the draft e-Privacy Regulation to facilitate data retention.