CJEU rules police may not store biometric data of criminals indefinitely

01/02/2024 | CJEU

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in case C-118/22 that police and law enforcement agencies may not store biometric and genetic data of individuals convicted of a crime indefinitely. The

The CJEU added that member states should implement national legislation requiring controllers to periodically review whether retention is still necessary and to provide the data subject with the right to have such data erased where ongoing storage is no longer justified.

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