Following the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruling the EU’s Data Retention Directive violates EU law, Angela Daly and Sean Rintel of Electronic Frontiers Australia write for The Sydney Morning Herald that the ruling “comes at an important point in the data retention debate in Australia” in the midst of its own data retention discussions. Daly and Rintel suggest, “If the UK decides to include more accountability in its data retention implementation as a result of the CJEU ruling, this might bode well for Australian civil liberties—but given the fragmented response so far from European countries, arguably the time to look for models is over. It is time for Australians to take their own rights seriously.”
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