European Data Protection Digest

Minister: Telephone Logs Access “Abuse of Power”

PERSONAL PRIVACY—MALTA

August 29, 2013

Shadow Minister for Home Affairs Jason Azzopardi and PN Deputy Leader Beppe Fenech Adami have said the police commissioner’s declaration “that he has the powers to request service providers to hand him telephone logs is an abuse of power,” Malta Independent reports. The pair cited a recent case of an individual who was wrongly accused of a holdup and the commissioner’s attempt to determine who called whom first. “It’s simply absurd for the police commissioner to request service providers to provide him with call logs to resolve such a petty issue,” Azzopardi said.
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