EU Court Rules Against Email & Phone Collection Law

A European court has ruled against an EU law that would force telecoms into storing the private phone and email data of users for up to two years. The judge ruled that the laws was too invasive even if it would be useful in combating terrorism. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said that giving EU governments access to this data, "interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data."

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