Category: Data Retention

The European data retention ruling and the struggle about national surveillance laws

  Various Member States, Italy in primis, will have to revise their legislation about conditions and duration of obligations upon ISPs and telecoms to keep record of Internet traffic and telephony conversations. The telecom industry will seek opportunities to diminish such obligations, which normally…

European Court tries to fix data retention bugs

    The Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe of the Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered an opinion whereby it suggests that national Member States may enact general obligation on ISPs to retain personal data, provided that that that obligation be circumscribed…

The data retention saga: legislation annulled also in the Netherlands (and in Belgium)

UPDATE: On June 11, 2015 the Belgian Constitutional Court declared invalid Belgian data retention law. The decision is here, more infos to follow  On March 11, 2015 a Dutch court declared the national data retention legislation to be invalid. The decision is a foreseeable…

The data retention tsunami: how EU Member States are reacting to the annulment of the data retention directive

UPDATE MAY 2018 (Italy) Following the annulment of the Data Retention Directive in April 8, 2014, by the Court of Justice of the European Union, European Member States are hardly starting to face the consequences of that. As stated in my previous post on…

The annulment of the data retention directive and the messy consequences on national legislations

(see the national developments here) Today the European Court of Justice has declared invalid the European data retention directive (Directive 2006/24/EC), i.e. the entire set of rules obliging in Europe ISPs and telcos to retain data and information about citizens using electronic communications networks….

Malmström frena sulla data retention

La normativa europea sulla data retention verrà aggiornata, ma senza fretta. AGGIORNAMENTO 11 DICEMBRE 2014: come è noto, la direttiva data retention è stata annullata nel aprile 2014, dando luogo a reazioni sparse tra i vari Stati membri dell’Unione Europea. La revisione della direttiva…