European Data Protection Digest

Group Petitions Against Retention Directive

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRIA

December 16, 2011

The Austrian Arbeitskreis Vorratsdaten has submitted a petition asking that the Austrian Parliament reevaluate its implementation of the EU Data Retention Directive as well as additional anti-terror legislation, EDRI reports. The Data Retention Directive was transposed into Austrian law last April and is slated to go into effect on 1 April 2012. From now until then, Austrian citizens can file complaints against the legislation with the Constitutional Court of Austria.
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