State does not appeal in case of retention




The State does not appeal against the decision of the court in which the retention of telecommunications data was inactivated. The appeal period has expired Wednesday. This judgment has become final.

The court ruled on March 11 that the Law telecom data retention seriously violating the privacy of citizens because it infringes on the right to protection of personal data. The retention of telecommunications companies and Internet providers became inoperative. Now the appeal period has expired and the State not appealed during this period, the judgment is no longer challenging and so final.

The Prosecution suggested earlier this week that the failures of the data retention has a negative influence on the investigation and prosecution of criminals. In addition, work is being done by the government to a new bill for data retention. Responsible Minister Ard van der Steur has to the Chamber indicated that he will present the new data retention as soon as possible.

In the draft bill, there have been a number of changes. Thus, the magistrate must give permission to a claim of justice towards a telecom provider. Also stored data must be stored on the territory of the EU. Privacy First the organization has indicated that the new retention by the court challenge.

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