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Cyprus / Supreme Court / 213/2014

Ex parte application of Constantinos Syfantos for the granting of a permit to lodge an application for certiorari

Policy area:
Information society
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Cyprus / Supreme Court of Cyprus
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

The applicant, who had previously been charged with the offence of sending threatening messages via his mobile phone, applied to the Supreme Court for a certiorari order in order to cancel two orders issued by the district court two months earlier for the disclosure of his telephone data. The applicant argued that the two orders of disclosure issued by the district court violated articles 7 and 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Outcome of the case:

Fundamental Rights and in the light of the relevant European Court of Justice reports in Digital Rights Ireland Ltd v. . C293 / 12 and C594 / 12 dated 8.4.14 - by which the WEU completely repealed Directive 2006/24 / EC for failure to comply with the principles of proportionality and clarity in preservation of telecommunications data - and the harmonizing substantive nature of the present Law 183 (1) / 2007.