EU blasts Sweden over failure to store data on people’s phone calls, email

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Justice Minister reluctant to store data

The Local – Sweden
February 4, 2010

The European Union directive, known as the Data Retention Directive, was approved by Brussels in March 2006, but Sweden has yet to implement the measure more than three years after its passage.

[efoods]The Swedish government conceded to the court that it had not fulfilled its obligations and assured the court that the EU directive 2006/24 can be expected to pass into Swedish law on April 1st 2010.

But hours after the verdict was made public, Justice Minister Beatrice Ask told news agency TT that the government would not be preparing a legislative proposal on the issue prior to this autumn’s general election.

“The extent to which private companies should be forced to store information about the activities of individuals is an important matter of principle. That’s exactly what this is about,” Ask told news agency TT.

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