CJEU advocate general: Retaining traffic, location data permitted to protect national security

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Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona issued an opinion reiterating that retention of traffic and location data is justified only in protection of national security. “National legislation which requires electronic telecommunications undertakings to retain traffic data on a general and indiscriminate basis in the context of an investigation into insider dealing or market manipulation and abuse is therefore contrary to EU law,� a release said.
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