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Sweden Responds to European Court of Justice

DATA RETENTION—SWEDEN

September 9, 2011

The Swedish government has responded to the European Court of Justice about its failure to implement the Directive on Data Retention, according to EDRI-gram. In correspondence this week, Sweden said implementing the directive is unnecessary, and daily financial penalties proposed by the European Commission as punishment for not implementing the directive are disproportionate. All EU member states were to have transposed the directive by September 15, 2007. The European Commission has referred Sweden to the European Court of Justice twice--once in February 2010 and again earlier this year.
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