23 December 2008

Will the data retention directive be fully implemented across Europe?

Yesterday I had an interesting discussion on an, to some extent, older issue – the data retention directive – with some friends of mine.

The compelling event of the discussion was the Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court’s decision to repeal some provisions in a regulation transposing the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC into Bulgarian national law. Appearantly, the decision was dictated by the lack of judicial revision as the acts determined in aforementioned regulation were to be undertaken solely by the administration of the Ministry of Interior.

The Directive itself has recently been the subject of a higher level revision.
Advocate General Yves Bot appears to share the Irish deliberations as to whether the Directive was adopted on an appropriate legal basis .

In any case we may remain curious what the future will bring as data retention in its current shape deeply affects our individuals’ right of privacy.

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