Germany is one of the first EU countries to draft a new law on data retention following the European Court of Justice’s decision that the EU’s Data Retention Directive violated privacy rights.

The draft bill states that data must be stored in Germany and that data retention of telephone use and computer IP addresses for ten weeks will become mandatory. It also states that the movements of mobile phone users should only be saved for up to four weeks.

This draft bill is a stark contrast to the requirements under the European Data retention Directive which required the storage of data for between six months and twenty four months.

Draft Bill on Data Retention Laws (in German)