Ruling on data use in Dwyer case could affect other convictions

Ruling on data use in Dwyer case could affect other convictions

State seeks clarity from Europe on data rules following High Court victory for Graham Dwyer, whose conviction relied on phone records

The state is expected to seek clarity from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on EU data retention rules, following last week’s High Court victory for convicted murderer Graham Dwyer.

The decision found the 2011 Irish legislation used by gardaí to gain access to Dwyer’s phone records was in breach of EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights. It may have implications for other criminal cases.

The ruling will bolster Dwyer’s bid...

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