A ‘no’ to data retention in the Netherlands

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Case C/09/480009 / KG ZA 14/1575, Privacy First cs vs. the Dutch State, 11 March 2015, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2015:2498
The summary proceedings judge of The Hague has declared the ‘Wet bewaarplicht telecommunicatiegegevens’ non-binding. This law obliges providers of telephone services and internet services to store traffic data and location data of the users. The law infringes the respect for private and family life and the protection of personal data. The judge considers this infringement not be limited to what is strictly necessary (the official head note translated by the author).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Data Protection Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Data protection
  • Data retention
  • Case note
  • The Netherlands


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