Luxembourg Law Proposal on Data Retention after the Annulment of the Data Retention Directive
Bijdrage ingezonden door Vincent Wellens, NautaDutilh. Luxembourg. On 8 April 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“the ECJ”) handed down its famous judgment in the joined cases of C-293/12 Digital Rights Ireland and C-594/12 Seitlinger and Others ("Digital Rights Ireland") declaring the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC invalid in its entirety.
On 7 January 2015, the Luxembourg Ministry of Justice filed proposal n° 6763 modifying the Luxembourg Criminal Procedure Code and the Act of 30 May 2005 laying down specific provisions for the protection of persons with regard to the processing of personal data in the electronic communications sector, as amended (the “Proposal”), in order to comply with the aforementioned judgment and to fill the lacuna created by the invalidity of Directive 2006/24/EC.