Metadata Retention Law in Germany

Rebecca James Last updated: July 5, 2023 Reading time: 3 minutes

In 2010, one of the German courts declared the German mandatory data retention law unconstitutional after strong opposition. Later, the European Commission issued Germany’s ultimatum to transpose the Data Retention Directive. And in January 2016, the German law on data retention came into effect to ‘strengthen’ the national cyber security mandate after the Bundestag (lower house of the German parliament) voted on the factor of data retention law.