In response to the decision by the European Data Protection Supervisor earlier this week, Europol said the order that it deletes data of individuals not linked to a criminal activity jeopardises investigations. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said the potential risk of the decision, which imposes a six-month data retention period and orders Europol to delete data on individuals with no established criminal link, “is huge,” while Europol said it impacts its “ability to analyse complex and large datasets at the request of EU law enforcement.”
UPDATE: 130122 - Statewatch reports "significant progress" on legalising the illegal data practices by EU police agency Europol.
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