The ECJ’s advocate general Pedro Cruz Villalón said in December that the controversial 2006 directive was unlawful and incompatible with the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

A European Union directive that required telecom operators to retain data for two years has been deemed “invalid”, Brussels’ highest court rule(...)

Big data: in his advice to the European Court of Justice, its advocate general, Pedro Cruz Villalón, noted the broad but potentially revealing nature of metadata.

What would the end of the current European Data Retention Directive (DRD) mean for business?Plenty, if the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decides to (...)

The European Court of Justice’s advocate general, Cruz Villalón, argues that there must be far greater oversight to the data retention process and controls on access to data.

The European Court of Justice’s advocate general, Cruz Villalón, is clear: European countries have no right to gather and store data about people’s ph(...)