On March 17, 2009, the Article 29 Working Party issued a press release regarding its upcoming investigation concerning the compliance of telecom service providers and ISPs with their national obligations under data retention legislation (based on the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC and the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/ EC). The aim of the investigation is to analyze how and if data retention obligations are being met within the telecoms sector in the various Member States. The investigation will be conducted via standardized questionnaires throughout all Member States. The Working Party’s press release is available here.