Davinia Brennan writes:
The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has delivered an Opinion that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC (Directive) is incompatible with the Charter of Fundamental Rights. However, the Advocate General proposed that the effects of the finding of invalidity should be suspended in order to enable the EU legislature to adopt, within a reasonable period, the measure necessary to remedy the invalidity found to exist.
Read more on A&L Goodbody. This clearly written piece helps those of us in the U.S. understand what just happened across the big pond.