Sweden Hit With €3M Penalty Over EU Data Storage Law

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT) -- The European Union Court of Justice hit Sweden on Thursday with a €3 million ($3.9 million) penalty for failing to adopt a controversial personal data retention law, finding the nearly five-year delay in the nation's compliance potentially prevented “the proper functioning of the internal market.”

Sweden must pay the European Commission a lump sum for failing to transpose the Data Retention Directive (Directive 95/46/Ec) into law by September 2007 and then waiting to comply with a 2010 court order to incorporate the law, according to the...
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