15/01/2020

Reuters

EU data privacy laws should apply in national security cases

The Court of Justice of the European Union Advocate General Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona released an opinion that the court should uphold its 2016 ruling on data retention for national security cases. His opinion was based upon four cases in France, Belgium and the UK in which the governments sought greater authority to override data privacy rules. The court found "general and indiscriminate" retention of data does not comply with the ePrivacy Directive. A ruling by the CJEU is expected in the next few months.

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