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Data Retention Under the GDPR – A Brief Study on Challenges Posed to Organisations

Conference: 12th TCD Law Student Colloquium at School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Societies are becoming increasingly dependent on digital information technologies, and technological developments are radically changing how personal data is collected, processed and stored by private organisations. To help protecting one’s privacy, individuals now have a set of privacy rights, namely, the …

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The Police Data Protection Directive (PDPD)

DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/680 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free …

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CJEU rules that authorities may access personal data from electronic communication providers for criminal investigation purposes

“Shell personal data” such as surnames, forenames, and addresses can be accessed by national authorities in the course of a criminal investigation  “when the interference that such access entails is not serious, that access is capable of being justified by the objective of preventing, investigating, detecting and prosecuting ‘criminal offences’ generally.”