Commission brings action against Ireland

Jeremy Phillips

The Curia database, which lists all of the cases that are pending hearings or rulings by the Court of Justice of the European Communities, reveals that there is another data protection case in the pipeline: this is Case C-202/09, Commission of the European Communities v Ireland, an action brought on 9 May. The Commission is asking the ECJ to

“declare that, by failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC, or in any event by failing to communicate them to the Commission, Ireland has failed to fulfil its obligations under the Directive”.

The period within which the directive had to be transposed expired on 15 September 2007.

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