EC Drops Data Infringement Case
PRIVACY LAW—ROMANIAFebruary 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.