[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] on Thursday referred [press release] Germany to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] for not complying with the EU Data Retention Directive [text, PDF]. The Commission is asking the court to impose fines on Germany for breach of EU law in the amount of 315,036.54 euros (USD $390,771.32). In 2010, the German Constitutional Court [official website, in German] annulled [JURIST report] certain provisions of the Telecommunication Surveillance Law that would have required...

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