European Data Protection Digest

Watchdog Wants Court Review of EU Directive

DATA RETENTION—CZECH REPUBLIC

March 12, 2010

The watchdog group Iuridicum Remedium wants the Czech Constitutional Court to review the EU Data Retention Directive, Radio Prague reports. The group wants the court to assess whether the directive is in line with the Czech constitution. Iuridicum's Filip Pospisil says the group was inspired by the recent decision of Germany's Federal Constitutional Court. Last week that court overturned the law requiring the retention of communications data. Pospisil says he hopes for the same outcome in the Czech court. "We would like to push the ministries in charge to prepare new legislation that would protect personal data and limit access to the data, and also the amount of it being stored."
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