Peter Vinthagen Simpson reports:
The European Court of Justice has told Sweden that it must implement a 2006 measure requiring telecom operators to store information about their customers’ phone calls and emails.
The European Union directive, known as the Data Retention Directive, was approved by Brussels in March 2006, but Sweden has yet to implement the measure more than three years after its passage.
The Commission decided in April 2009 to file a suit against Sweden in the European Court of Justice and the court reached its decision against Sweden on Thursday.
The Swedish government conceded that it had not fulfilled its obligations and assured the court that the EU directive 2006/24 can be expected to pass into Swedish law on April 1st 2010.
Sweden has been told to pay court costs, in accordance with EU praxis.
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