Brussels mulls shortening data retention periods

The European Commission is planning a review of the Data Retention Directive, which could include harmonisation and a reduction of the periods when public authorities can access citizens’ private electronic data for security reasons.”We may need to agree on more harmonised, and possibly shorter, retention periods,” said EU Internal Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström in a conference on the Data Retention Directive, which took place in Brussels last Friday (3 December).To read this EurActiv report in full, see:
euractiv.com/en/infosociety/brussels-mulls-shortening-data-retention-periods-news-500296

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