Dec 302010
 December 30, 2010  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Monique Altheim writes:

The European Commission is planning a review of the Data Retention Directive of 2006, which could include a harmonization and reduction of the periods when public authorities can access citizens’ private data held by telecommunication companies for security matters.

The directive allows for retention periods between 6 months and 24 months. Most member states have implementd the directive into their national law with retention periods varying from 6 months to 24 months.


Today was the last day of the sold out 27th Chaos Communication Congress (27C3), the annual four day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Berlin, Germany.

One of the many interesting lectures, titled: “Data Retention in the EU five years after the Directive: Why the time is now to get active” dealt with the many flaws inherent in the Data Retention Directive.

Read more on EDiscoveryMap, where you can also watch a video of the panel.

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