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Data Retention Implementation Faces More Delays

PRIVACY LAW—SWEDEN

February 14, 2011

As Sweden prepares to implement the European Data Retention Directive, a parliamentary committee's request for consultation may further delay such action. Sweden was to have implemented the directive in September 2007. The European Commission sued the country in 2010 for failing to do so. Now, the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee wants the government to consult parliament on details within the directive and "has sent its opinion to the Committee on Justice, which is currently hearing a report on how the directive is to be introduced in Sweden," Stockholm News reports.
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