EU Court of Justice Invalidates Data Directive (quoted)

  EU Court of Justice Invalidates Data Retention Directive The European Union’s highest court struck down a controversial directive that encouraged telecommunication and mobile phone companies to retain users’ private data records for up to two years.  The EU’s European Court of Justice invalidated the 2006 EU Data Retention Directive on privacy grounds, noting in its…

European Commission Proposes Privacy Law Changes

The European Commission, led by Vice President Viviane Reding announced major changes to the EU’s 1995 Privacy Directive that include a “right to be forgotten” under which consumers will be able to delete their data if there are no legitimate uses for it and also provides for greater data portability for consumers moving from one…