European Data Protection Digest

Political Parties Fight Directive Adoption

PRIVACY LAW—NORWAY

July 25, 2013

Three political parties in Norway are campaigning against the EU’s proposed data retention directive, which requires telephone companies and Internet providers to store data on users’ traffic for at least six months, The Foreigner reports. The directive has not yet been adopted in Norway, though the legislation was passed in 2011. Critics say it is a violation of privacy, and a member of parliament recently raised concerns that the stored data might be open to misuse, the report states.
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