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07.12.2018
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Professor Shane Kilcommins provided a legal commentary for the Irish Examiner in relation to the High Court decision in the Graham Dwyer trial. The High Court held that the demands of a modern day democratic society to guarantee the fundamental right to privacy prescribed by EU and ECHR law for access to retained telephony data have not been met by the Data Retention Act of 2011 Act which requires all service providers to retain the telephony data for two years. It was in breach because access to such data was deemed to be overly general and indiscriminate. The 2011 Act did not provide for sufficient safeguards to ensure effective protection of the data retained against the risk of abuse and against any unlawful access and use of that data.  A link to the article is provided below:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/killer-graham-dwyers-bid-for-freedom-890454.html