Jennifer Baker reports:
The European Union’s data protection watchdog has called the Data Retention Directive the most privacy invasive instrument ever adopted by the E.U.
On Friday the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx demanded that the European Commission demonstrate the necessity and justification for the directive with concrete facts and figures. “Without such proof, the directive should be withdrawn or replaced by a less privacy invasive instrument which meets the requirements of necessity and proportionality,” he added.
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