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Germany Could Face Lawsuit, Fines

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

April 25, 2012

Bloomberg reports the German government will not attempt to fight off an EU lawsuit based on the country's failure to implement EU data retention guidelines into law thus far. An agreement between the interior and justice ministries will not be reached by the April 26 deadline, which could result in a lawsuit and a fine of at least €32.5 million. The country may face additional fines of €80,000 per day until a decision is reached.
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