CJEU Clarifies Exceptions to Data Retention in Irish Case

On 5 April 2022, the CJEU added another chapter to the long history of the admissibility of data retention in the EU. In a case concerning the data retention law in Ireland, the CJEU confirmed that general and indiscriminate retention of traffic and location data relating to electronic communication is contrary to Union law even if it intends to combat serious crime.