back to article Data Retention Directive has sound legal basis, rules ECJ

The European Union's Data Retention Directive has a sound legal basis because it connects to policing but does not actually cover policing functions, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said. Ireland and Slovakia had objected to the Directive, which orders countries to pass laws requiring telecoms companies to retain phone …

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  1. Luther Blissett

    Ah-ha!

    > The ECJ has followed the main arguments of its Advocate General, Yves Bot, ...

    You made that up, didn't you.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    So, will the ECJ be paying the bill...

    for the ISPs to safely store this information. HAHAHAHA

    It doesn't really matter, as governments are incapable of keeping their citizens data private anyway. It all comes out of the customer/tax payers pocket, anyway.

    I know, I've got it.....

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Flame

    Hmmm. Foot, gun, etc.

    Since the ECJ now in effect has stated on a legal paper, that the reason behind violating UN's Declaration of Human Rights, is economic (thus they say that human rights take the rear seat to economic reasons), shouldn't this open the door for filing a complaint against the EU as an organization with the international human rights court?

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