Akin Gump published a client alert on the national security laws of United Kingdom, France and Belgium (and such laws of other EU Member States) that fell under the scrutiny of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). On October 6, 2020, it ruled on whether such laws were compatible with European Union (EU) privacy, data protection and fundamental rights principles. The CJEU confirmed that certain national security laws were incompatible with Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of July 12, 2002, concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, which together with the General Data Protection Regulation, provides the main pillars of the framework of EU data protection and privacy laws. To read the full alert, click here.
13 Oct '20