Dutch court nixes data storage law, says privacy breached


  • TECH
  • Thursday, 12 Mar 2015

RIGHT TO PRIVACY: The Dutch court

THE HAGUE: A Dutch court struck down a law requiring telecoms and Internet service providers to store their clients’ private phone and e-mail data, saying it breached European privacy rules. 

“The judge ruled that data retention is necessary and effective to combat serious crime. Dutch legislation however infringes on the individual’s right to privacy and the protection of personal data,” the Hague district court said. 

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