// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

EU highest court rules data retention directive invalid

EU highest court rules data retention directive invalid

PanARMENIAN.Net - The European Union's highest court ruled on Tuesday, April 8, that an EU data retention directive, requiring telecoms companies to store communications data of EU citizens for up to two years, was invalid, Reuters reported.

"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, without that interference being limited to what is strictly necessary," the court said in a statement.

"The Court takes the view that, by requiring the retention of those data and by allowing the competent national authorities to access those 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," it said.

"Furthermore, 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.

 Top stories
“There was a time when I thought that the Dragon approach to landing on Mars... would be the right way to land on Mars,” Musk said.
A U.S.-based Armenian startup called Collectly has raised $1.9 million in seed funding to grow its nascent business.
It’s not entirely obvious who the seller is, though it seems likely these are coming directly from Samsung itself.
This is a lot of talk about August, so at this point, it might be safe to assume next month is the right timeline for the Galaxy Note 8.
Partner news