Ireland opposes Israeli retention of EU data over murder

Ireland has secured concessions from the EU Commission on a initiative to allow Israel to store sensitive personal data on European citizens for security purposes.

13th November, 2010

Ireland has secured concessions from the EU Commission on a initiative to allow Israel to store sensitive personal data on European citizens for security purposes.

The EU accepted Ireland’s arguments on the need for safeguards on standards for transferring personal data to Israel. Ireland was instrumental in forcing the matter to a vote and was the only country to vote against approving Israel as a recipient of data from EU countries.

While the...

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