April 8, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday struck down an EU-wide law that stipulates how private data must be collected and stored. The ECJ ruled the collection of traffic and location data via the Data Retention Directive by public electronic service companies "interferes in a particularly ...[read more]
December 21, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The Austrian Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the EU Data Retention Directive may violate EU law. The court has referred the case to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for additional review. The Directive calls on telecommunications and Internet companies to retain data such as e-mails, ...[read more]
May 31, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The European Commission on Thursday referred Germany to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for not complying with the EU Data Retention Directive. The Commission is asking the court to impose fines on Germany for breach of EU law in the amount of 315,036.54 euros (USD $390,771.32). In 2010, the ...[read more]
March 31, 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth
The Czech Republic's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned parts of a controversial data retention law that obligated telecommunications companies to maintain records of their customers' internet and telephone usage. The court found that paragraphs 3 and 4 of 97 of the Electronic Commun... ...[read more]
March 2, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Germany's Federal Constitutional Court on Tuesday overturned a law requiring telecommunications providers to store information on telephone calls, e-mails, and Internet use for six months for use in possible terrorism investigations, citing privacy issues. The court found that Section 113 of the... ...[read more]
July 21, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has implemented a law requiring the country's Internet service providers to retain records of users' incoming and outgoing data for at least three months, according to a Monday report by the state-run PressTV news agency. The government said the law is d... ...[read more]
February 11, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
The European Court of Justice on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to a European Commission directive requiring telecommunication companies operating in European Union (EU) member countries to retain phone and email data for at least six months. The rule was designed to help law enforcement ...[read more]
January 21, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
A law requiring Romanian telecommunications companies to retain information on all telephone calls, text messages, and emails went into effect on Tuesday. The law requires that basic information like the phone numbers or email addresses involved in the communications be recorded so that ...[read more]
November 10, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Virginia Keyder, currently teaching European Union law at Bogazici University and Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, says that while the European Commission, aided most recently by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, has taken steps to encourage and ...[read more]
September 12, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
EU Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner Jacques Barrot on Thursday said Google is taking a step in the right direction by keeping data on search engine users for nine months rather than 18. Google announced the change this week to address regulatory concerns and protect user... ...[read more]

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