European Data Protection Digest

Gov't Will Move To Delay Retention Mandate

PRIVACY LAW—SWEDEN

October 8, 2010

Among dozens of motions the Swedish government will present this autumn will be one to delay implementation of the EU Data Retention Directive, The Local reports. The directive sets retention terms for telecommunications data and is to be implemented in Sweden in November. Already, the nation has been reprimanded by the EU for having failed to implement the directive on time. The government will move to delay the implementation further in order to give the justice department more time on an inquiry into which groups may access the stored data.
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