Sweden Adopts Controversial Data Storage Directive

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT) -- Sweden on Wednesday become the final European Union member state to implement a directive requiring telecommunications companies to store users' personal data for at least six months for law enforcement purposes, despite concerns that this measure compromises personal privacy.

The EU implemented the Data Retention Directive in 2006, calling for telecommunications companies to retain the name and address of the user of an Internet Protocol address, as well as the time, date and duration of phone calls and email logins, among other items, for six to...
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