EU Council proposes high-level group on law enforcement access to data

19/04/2023 | Statewatch

Following an informal Justice and Home Affairs meeting in January discussing judicial and law enforcement agency challenges in accessing relevant data to fight crime, the Council of the European Union has proposed creating a High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Access to Data. 

The HLEG aims to strike the right balance on data retention between the right to privacy and the right to security. According to Statewatch, feedback from Member States about plans to change the rhetoric on surveillance to adopt a new regulation at the European Parliament has been positive. 

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