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Data Retention - Strengthening the Hand of Law Enforcement

PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Telecommunications
DATE: 07.02.2011

The Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 (the “Act”), came into effect on 26 January 2011. The Act implements Directive 2006/24/EC on the retention of data generated or processed by or in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and repeals Part 7 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005 (the “CJA 2005”), Ireland’s pre-existing data retention legislation.


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