Statewatch article: RefNo# 35410
EU: DATA RETENTION: European Commission: European Commission statement on national data retention laws
Statewatch News Online, September 2015
"We have seen press reports suggesting that the European Commission is “threatening to take Germany to court” over concerns regarding its national data retention law.

As the European Commission has repeatedly said since the European Court of Justice annulled the EU Data Retention Directive: the decision of whether or not to introduce national data retention laws is a national decision. The European Commission has no intention to go back on this statement or reopen old discussions.

We are aware that data retention is often the subject of a very sensitive, ideological debate and that sometimes there can be a temptation to draw the European Commission into these debates. The European Commission is not ready to play this game."


See the full text: European Commission statement on national data retention laws (Press release, pdf)

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