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Hustinx: Directive Is "Intrusive Measure"

DATA RETENTION—EU

April 26, 2011

In an interview with Euractiv, European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx discusses the European Commission's recent evaluation report on the Data Retention Directive, saying that he still believes it's the "most privacy-invasive instrument ever." Hustinx admits he is grateful the report is "on the table so we can take a careful look," but adds, "I am not going to speak in favor of the directive as it was adopted in the past." Looking ahead, Hustinx plans "to make sure that the directive is revised in ways so that it can be applied in a more appropriate way" and intends to "react within a few weeks (to) help the commission stay on track."
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