European Data Protection Digest

EC Drops Data Infringement Case

PRIVACY LAW—ROMANIA

February 28, 2013

The European Commission has dropped its data infringement case against Romania because the country passed a data retention law last year, reports Telecompaper. The European Commission (EC) opened the case against Romania in 2011 after it failed to implement the directive 24/2006 in the required timeframe. Romania’s new law, which passed last May, requires Internet providers to retain certain information about users and that it be available upon request to national security investigators in the prevention and investigation of serious crimes.
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