Estonian state continuing to collect personal telecoms data

Obtaining data from telecoms firms in the course of criminal investigations in Estonia still goes on, despite stricter limits put in place by the European Union from last year.

In April 2022, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) found that the wholesale storage of personal data, even in the interests of fighting crime, runs counter to EU law. Whereas in the past in Estonia, communication data could be utilized as evidence in criminal proceedings with the permission of a national prosecutor’s office, following the ECJ ruling, this permission must come from a court.

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Source: ERR News