Apr 082014
 April 8, 2014  Posted by  Business, Court, Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

This is huge.

AFP reports:

Europe’s top court on Tuesday struck down an EU law forcing telecoms operators to store private phone and email data for up to two years, judging it too invasive, despite its usefulness in combating terrorism.

By allowing EU governments to access the data, “the directive interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data,” the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said.

Read more on Raw Story.

The Court of Justice’s press release can be found here (pdf).

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