Digital rights campaigners celebrate latest ECJ ruling

Digital rights campaigners claimed victory at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) last week, when the court threw out the EU's data retention Directive.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
13th April, 2014
TJ McIntyre, chairman of Digital Rights Ireland.

Digital rights campaigners claimed victory at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) last week, when the court threw out the EU's data retention Directive. The ruling could see increased protection of privacy for citizens.

Current Irish data retention legislation requires telecommunications firms to gather data about customer calls, texts, emails, and their locations and to store it for up to two years.

TJ McIntyre, chairman of Digital Rights Ireland, said the ECJ ruling would require...

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