Journal article

Privacy, Data Retention and Domination: Digital Rights Ireland Ltd v Minister for Communications

Andrew Roberts

The Modern Law Review | WILEY | Published : 2015


In Digital Rights Ireland Ltd v Minister for Communications, the European Court of Justice found the EU Data Retention Directive, which required the retention of communications data for up to two years, to be incompatible with Articles 7 and 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - the rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data. It is argued in this note that the decision ought to be taken as one that is concerned with the exercise of arbitrary power, a concern that is captured by the concept of domination.

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