European Data Protection Digest

ECJ Hears Case on Irish Citizens’ Phone Data

PERSONAL PRIVACY—EU & IRELAND

July 11, 2013

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is examining an Irish challenge to the European Data Protection Directive. The case concerns the law’s required long-term storage of Irish citizens’ call and Internet data. The case, which was launched in 2006 and sent to the ECJ by the Irish High Court in 2012, “will have significant implications for Irish citizens’ Internet and phone privacy and, potentially, for half a billion people across Europe as well,” the report states.
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