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Top 20 stories - for full contents see: Statewatch News online or What's New: lists all items on the website. ECJ-DATA RETENTION JUDGMENT: European Court of Justice: The Court of Justice declares the Data Retention Directive to be invalid (Press release, pdf) and Judgment (pdf): "It entails a wide-ranging and particularly serious interference with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data, without that interference being limited to what is strictly necessary" See Digital Rights Ireland (link) and: The data retention judgment: The CJEU prohibits mass surveillance (EU Law Analysis, link): "The Court’s judgment can be seen in the broader context of continued revelations about mass surveillance. Its reference to the retention of data by third States is a thinly-disguised allusion to the spying scandals emanating from the United States.
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