Edmund Probert comments on IT Pro story about Europol’s unlawful data storage
Leading technology news site IT Pro has covered a story about crime fighting agency Europol being accused of unlawfully storing large amounts of data on people with no established links to criminal activity.
Following a year-long inquiry, the European Data Protection Supervisor has ordered Europol to delete the data.
Edmund Probert, our Commercial, IT Contracts and Intellectual Property Partner comments on the news saying:
“This is a great example of the central dilemma of an open society – the need for privacy versus the need for security. Clearly Europol, with which the UK has a co-operation agreement, has been trying to hold data for far too long in the view of the European Data Protection Supervisor.”