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UK’s emergency data retention law: Balancing security and fundamental rights is a tricky business

10/07/2014

The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have just wrapped up a press conference explaining why (...)
The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have just wrapped up a press conference explaining why emergency security legislation had to be put into place to ensure that ISPs and other communications providers continued to keep records of users’ activity for up to 12 months. Behind the rushed decision was a Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling in April that the existing European Data Retention Directive was unlawful as it breached European human rights regarding the blanket storage of communications data. As UK law was based on this European law, it too was... This story continues at The Next Web The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have just wrapped up a press conference explaining why emergency security legislation had to be put into place to ensure that ISPs and other communications providers continued to keep records of users’ activity for up to 12 months. Behind the rushed decision was a Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling in April that the existing European Data Retention Directive was unlawful as it breached European human rights regarding the blanket storage of communications data. As UK law was based on this European law, it too was... This story continues at The Next Web
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