27 April 2017

Former Chief Justice, John L. Murray has completed the report of his Review of the Law on the Retention of and Access to Communications Data and it has been received by the Tánaiste.

The Tánaiste has forwarded a copy of the report to the Attorney General for her consideration, particularly against the background of recent findings by the European Court of Justice in this area of law. Following that the Tánaiste will bring Mr. Justice Murray’s report to the Government with a view to its publication.

The Tánaiste is grateful to Mr. Justice Murray for his extensive work, carried out on a pro bono basis, leading to this comprehensive review of the complex and evolving law in relation to data retention.