Advocate General gives Opinion on UK data retention laws


Re: 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.

Jessica Simor QC is involved in this case.