Julian Huppert – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Julian Huppert on 2014-04-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the consequences for the UK of the decision of the European Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-293/12 and C-594/12 (Digital Rights Ireland and Seitlinger and Others); what implication that decision has for (a) enforcement of the Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 and (b) her powers to reimburse any expenses incurred by a public communications provider in complying with those Regulations.

Karen Bradley

As my Rt. Hon. Friend, the Home Secretary, stated to the Home Affairs Committee
in answer to a question from the Honourable Member on 8 April, we are
considering the judgment and its implications carefully. The retention of
communications data is absolutely fundamental to ensure law enforcement
agencies have the powers they need to investigate crime, protect the public and
ensure national security.