Court of Justice: Automated analysis of traffic and location data and Real-time collection of traffic and location data

The Court of Justice confirms that EU law precludes national legislation requiring a provider of electronic communications services to carry out the general and indiscriminate transmission or retention of traffic data and location data for the purpose of combating crime in general or of safeguarding national security

6 October 2020

In Joined Cases C?511/18, C?512/18 and C?520/18,
REQUESTS for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the Conseil d’État (Council of State, France), made by decisions of 26 July 2018, received at the Court on 3 August 2018 (C?511/18 and C?512/18), and from the Cour constitutionnelle (Constitutional Court, Belgium), made by decision of 19 July 2018, received at the Court on 2 August 2018 (C?520/18), in the proceedings
La Quadrature du Net (C?511/18 and C?512/18),
French Data Network (C?511/18 and C?512/18),
Fédération des fournisseurs d’accès à Internet associatifs (C?511/18 and C?512/18), (C?511/18)


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