CJEU on Access and Retention of Traffic and Location Data for National Security
On 6 October 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down judgments in three cases on the compatibility of the ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector with methods for combating terrorism (Case C-623/17, Privacy International, as well as Joined cases C-511/18, La Quadrature du Net and Others, C-512/18, French Data Network and Others, and Case C-520/18, Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone and Others).
These judgments may require Member States to review their legislation to balance national security with the fundamental rights of its citizens. In addition, these judgments could have an impact on EU-UK data flows post-Brexit…
Please click below to read our note on these CJEU judgments.