Data retention: EDPS calls for a re-think of the Directive

Claire Walker

The controversial and heavily challenged Data Retention Directive is under fire again.  Today’s post on telecoms blog Watching the Connectives discusses the recent EDPS Opinion in which the privacy watchdog calls on the European Commission to consider all options,  including repeal of the Directive, to strike a better balance between individual rights and crime prevention.  You can read the Opinion in full here, and Rob Bratby’s summary here.

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