Jun 092011
 
 June 9, 2011  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Jennifer Baker reports:

The latest statistics published by German police show that telecommunications data retention has had no positive impact on the number of cases solved.

Germany ceased the blanket collection of data last year after a court ruled that the European Union Data Retention Directive was unconstitutional. Despite this, the trend of decline in registered crime continued, prompting civil liberties groups to call for the directive to be scrapped across the E.U.

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