Court: AG's Opinion (CJEU)

Advocate General gives Opinion on UK data retention laws

Tele2 Sverige AB v Post-och telestyrelsen (C-203/15) and Secretary of State for Home Department v Tom Watson MP & Ors (C-698/15)

The Advocate General found that a general obligation to retain data imposed by a Member State on providers of electronic communication services may be compatible with EU law. However, it is imperative that that obligation be circumscribed by strict safeguards.