Advocate General's Opinion: national security mass retention regimes are incompatible with EU Law
The AG addressed two major questions:
(1) When states seek to impose obligations on electronic communications services in the name of national security, do such requirements fall within the scope of EU law?
(2) If the answer to the first question is yes, then what does EU law require of the national schemes at issue, which include: a French data retention regime, a Belgian data retention regime, and UK regime for the collection of bulk communications data?
Posted on March 7, 2020