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Italian Chamber of Deputies passes amendment for six years data retention term

The Chambers of Deputies has approved an amendment to extend the data retention period to 72 months (link).

During the meeting of July 19th, in the course of the debate regarding the so-called European Law 2017, the Chamber of Deputies approved a controversial amendment aimed at extending to 72 months (6 years) the retention period of telephone and electronic communication traffic data, for purposes of preventing and fighting crimes and terrorism.

It is surprising and quite bewildering that an amendment of such relevance and impact has been proposed during a discussion on the implementation of EU Directive 2014/33 on lifts safety.

It is thus reasonable to think that this choice has been “premeditated” to avoid that particular attention could be paid to the approval of such provision (link).