European Parliament votes against data retention
On 7 June 2005 the European Parliament has adopted the report of LIBE-rapporteur Alexander Alvaro with a large majority. The report finds the proposal for mandatory data retention disproportionate. The report also questions the necessity, effectiveness and high costs for industry and telecommunication users.
The JHA Council immediately explained to the MEPs that their advice will be ignored. The Council refuses to withdraw the draft framework decision and will continue to work on it.