European Data Protection Digest

ECJ Orders Sweden To Pay 3M Euros for Delay

DATA RETENTION—EU & SWEDEN

June 6, 2013

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has fined Sweden three million euros “for its delay in transposing the controversial 2006 EU Data Retention Directive into national law,” Intellectual Property Watch reports. The directive was met with opposition by a number of member states, the report notes, adding, “A new Swedish government finally implemented the data retention provisions on 1 May 2012.” Multiple cases have been referred to the ECJ, the report states, while the European Commission “postponed the regular review of the controversial directive which according to recent reports is expected to be finalised in 2014.”
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