On 20 November 2015 the UK’s Court of Appeal referred questions on data retention to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) following a challenge to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) 2014.

The referral to the CJEU is significant as it could finally provide clarification as to the application of the CJEU’s decision in Digital Rights Ireland, which found Directive 2006/24/EC (Data Retention Directive) invalid, and the extent to which Member States can impose national data retention obligations.
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