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German court rules on data retention and submits questions to ECJ

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • April 28 2009

On March 16, 2009, the German Administrative Court of Wiesbaden published a February court decision (Az. 6 K 104508 WI) requesting the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to assess the compatibility of the Data Retention Directive (Directive 200624) regarding the retention of telephone and Internet data with basic constitutional rights

EC launches infringement proceedings against UK for failure to enforce EU privacy laws

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 4 2009

On April 14, 2009, the European Commission (EC) launched infringement proceedings against the UK government by issuing an infringement notice for alleged breaches of EU data protection laws

ECJ: Data Retention Directive has appropriate legal basis

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • European Union
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  • March 16 2009

On February 10, 2009, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in Ireland v. Parliament and Council (Case C-30106) that the Data Retention Directive (Directive 200624EC) had been correctly adopted on the basis of the first pillar (European Community EC Treaty), as it relates predominantly to the functioning of the internal market