Europol Ordered to Delete Data of Individuals With No Proven Links to Crimes

The European Union’s data protection watchdog on Monday ordered Europol to delete a vast trove of personal data it obtained pertaining to individuals with no proven links to criminal activity.

Datasets older than six months that have not undergone this Data Subject Categorisation must be erased, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said in a press statement. This means that Europol will no longer be permitted to retain data about people who have not been linked to a crime or a criminal activity for long periods with no set deadline.

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