Referral to the CJEU in Tele2 Sverige AB

Tele2 Sverige AB v Post- och telestyrelsen, Case C-203/15 (Reference from the Stockholm Administrative Court of Appeals (Sweden) for a Preliminary Ruling May 2, 2015)  Continue reading Referral to the CJEU in Tele2 Sverige AB

Proceedings in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner

Case C-362/14, Reference for a Preliminary Hearing from High Court of Ireland (Ireland) made on 25 July 2014: Maximilian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner (Application filed Sept. 19, 2014) Continue reading Proceedings in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner

EU Council Note on the Data Retention Judgment, No. 9009/14 (May 5, 2014)

EU Council Note on the Data Retention Judgment, No. 9009/14 (May 5, 2014)

Although analyses of CJEI decisions by the legal service of the Council of the European Union are ordinarily confidential, the analysis of the April 8 decision invalidating the Data Retention Directive was leaked. Continue reading EU Council Note on the Data Retention Judgment, No. 9009/14 (May 5, 2014)

Judgment in the Joined Cases C-293/12 & C-594/12, Digital Rights Ireland and Seitlinger and Others (Apr. 8, 2014)

Although this decision invalidating the EU Data Retention Directive of 2006 (Directive 2006/24/EC) does not specifically address surveillance by the NSA or GCHQ, it raises severe doubts about the legality of these agencies’ acquisition and use of EU citizens’ telecommunications. Continue reading Judgment in the Joined Cases C-293/12 & C-594/12, Digital Rights Ireland and Seitlinger and Others (Apr. 8, 2014)