Privacy watchdog steps up fight against Europol’s hoarding of personal data

An EU watchdog says rules that allow Europol cops to retain personal data on individuals with no links to criminal activity go against Europe’s own data privacy protections, not to mention undermining the regulator’s powers and role. As such, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has asked Europe’s top court to toss out two amendments to the Europol Regulation that took effect on June 28 enabling this data hoarding by the police.

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