Article in European Law Review by DPP Faculty Marie-Pierre Granger and CMDS Affiliated Faculty Kristina Irion

December 12, 2014

DPP faculty Marie-Pierre Granger and CMDS affiliated faculty Kristina Irion co-authored an analysis of the recent Digital Rights Ireland decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union, which has just been published in the European Law Review. In that groundbreaking ruling, the Court invalidated the Data Retention Directive, an important piece of the EU anti-terrorism arsenal. The article entitled "The Court of Justice and the Data Retention Directive In Digital Rights Ireland—Telling Off the EU Legislator and Teaching a Lesson in Privacy and Data Protection" analyses the judgment and assesses its implications for constitutional review and constitutionalism in the European Union, and the substantive and procedural constraints which it places on EU and national data retention schemes. It ends on a reflection over the ruling's impact on European integration and data related policies.  

The European Law Review is the principal English-language journal covering the law relating to European integration and the Council of Europe. It carries authoritative and thought-provoking articles on all aspects of European law and incisive commentaries on current developments in its field.