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[TechDirt] European Parliament Study Likely To Boost Legal Challenges To Blanket Data Retention In Europe

Back in April last year, we wrote about a surprising and hugely important ruling by Europe's top court that the framework for data retention in Europe -- the Data Retention Directive -- was "invalid". That was largely because it allowed data retention on a scale that was disproportionate. But an interesting question that arises from that decision is: if the Directive itself is invalid, where does that leave all the EU agreements and laws that require data to be retained? What exactly is their legal status now that the Directive has been struck down? Are they invalid too? [...]