Czech Republic / Constitutional Court / Pl ÚS. 24/10 Repeal of Data collection obligations

Key facts of the case:

Repeal of the Section 97, subsections 3 and 4, of the Electronic Communication Act No. 127/2005 Coll. and Decree No. 485/2005 Coll. on the Extent of Traffic and Location Data, the Time of Retention and the Form and Method of the Transmission Thereof to Bodies Authorised to Use such Data implementing the Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (data retention Directive). The proposal for this repeal was raised by a group of 51 Deputies of the Czech Republic.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences or implications of the case:

  • Repeal the obligation of electronic communications operators to retain traffic and location data for the needs of eligible institutions, mostly of police.
  • Dramatic decline in the number of traffic and localization data requests by the Police of the Czech Republic.
Deciding body (original language): 
Ústavní soud České republiky
Language: 
Czech