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EU's data retention rules are illegal says top EU court

UPDATE: European Union rules that require Internet and phone providers to store users’ data are illegal, the EU’s top court said today.

8th April, 2014
Laws required phone companies and internet service providers to gather data about customer locations, calls texts and emails, and store that information for up to two years.

European Union rules that require Internet and phone providers to store users’ data are illegal, the EU’s top court said today.

The EU Court of Justice said data-retention rules violate fundamental rights to privacy and data protection, in a ruling on Irish and Austrian cases challenging the rules.

The rules “entail a wide-ranging and particularly serious interference with the fundamental rights to respect private life and to the protection of personal data,...

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