EU member states have reacted differently to the annulment of the Data Retention Directive (DRD) by the Court of Justice of the EU in April 2014. Whereas some countries annulled or amended their data retention laws, others have not changed the rules despite the CJEU’s judgments.
A new benchmark by Cullen International looks into the state of data retention rules across 17 European countries.
The research shows that of the surveyed European countries:
- only Germany and Romania do not have data retention rules in force;
- nearly all of them impose on providers of electronic communications services general and indiscriminate data retention obligations; and
- Belgium and Denmark are the only ones with a targeted retention regime in place.
06 February 23
Global trends to watch in 2023
A challenging 2023 seems inevitable, with multiple policy and regulatory issues expected to significantly impact telecoms operators, digital service providers and media companies. Cullen International research identified global issues affecting digital policy, regulation and law worth monitoring in 2023.
01 February 23
American countries work towards the adoption of 5G
The January 2023 update of Cullen International’s Americas spectrum regulatory benchmarks includes details of how eleven countries in the Americas are preparing for the implementation of 5G services. The research covers general spectrum policy, the specific regulation of spectrum bands and licences, spectrum awards and fees, and rules to promote the efficient use of spectrum.
20 January 23
EU Timeline: regulatory milestones for the first half of 2023
This edition of Cullen International’s EU Timeline highlights key regulatory developments foreseen at EU level until mid-2023.