On Tuesday, the Court of Justice of the EU invalidated the EU Data Retention Directive, prompting Wilson Sonsini’s Christopher Kuner to note, “Beyond its significance for data retention, this judgment has important implications for EU data protection law in general and the proposed General Data Protection Regulation in particular.” In this post for Privacy Perspectives, and while cautioning “the exact implications of the judgment will only become clear in the coming weeks,” Kuner looks into a number of implications that may result from what he calls “a milestone in EU data protection law,” including how it could affect the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement and “whatever system of data retention the U.S. may be considering.”
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