The European Digital Rights (EDRi), a civil rights association including 33 organizations from 19 countries in Europe, announced that it has sent a letter to the European Commission asking for an examination of the data retention laws in EU member states. The EDRi holds that many of these laws appear to be illegal in light of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice. In its analysis, the EDRi focused on questions such as whether EU member states have provisions that link the data being retained with a particular time period or location, the procedures to access the retained data as well as the conditions under which the data is kept.