German Gov’t Writes to Commission
DATA RETENTION—EU & GERMANYJanuary 2, 2012
Telecompaper reports that in a letter dated December 23, the German government notified the European Commission (EC) that it has partially implemented the EU Data Retention Directive. The commission could take legal action in the European Court of Justice if Germany does not come into compliance with the directive. A government spokesperson said Germany is "preparing a reasonable compromise to present a stable constitutional solution" in the event the EC takes such action. In its letter, the German government said it is awaiting details on the so-called Quick-Freeze procedure, according to the report.