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    Data Retention Directive

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given judgment on a landmark case bought by Irish privacy advocates Digital Rights Ireland challenging mass surveillance under the Data Retention Directive.


    The ECJ declared the directive invalid, saying it “entails a wide-ranging and particularly serious interference with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data.”


    “The fact that data are retained and subsequently used without the subscriber or registered user being informed is likely to generate in the persons concerned a feeling that their private lives are the subject of constant surveillance,” it said.

    More: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/s...alid-1.1754150
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