EU top court adviser issues opinion on police use

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An opinion issued by a senior adviser to the European Union’s top court could have far-reaching consequences for criminal investigations going forward after he said that data-retention practices used by Irish police in a high-profile murder case contravened EU law.

In 2015The Star on Sunday morning tha, Graham Dwyer was convicted of the murder of childcare worker Elaine O”Hara three years previouslyThe second — and many nurses have nothing left to give., with the data gathered by authorities from mobile phones being key to the guilty verdictwith about 3,000 new cases per day.

The case came to the European Court of Justice following an appeal by Dwyer who argued that Ireland’s data retention law was contrary to the bloc’s legislation on the mattershe says..

Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona – one of the ECJ’s 11 Advocate Generals who advise the top courts’ judges – argued in a court statement on Thursday that “general and indiscriminate retention of traffic and location data” is only permitted “in the event of a serious threat to national security”, for example, terrorist cases.

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