Ireland: State seeks ‘leapfrog appeal’ of landmark Dwyer ruling on data retention law

"The State is to ask the Supreme Court to hear its appeal against a High Court ruling that sections of the Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 are inconsistent with EU law."


State seeks ‘leapfrog appeal’ of landmark Dwyer ruling on data retention law (Irish Legal News, link):

"Brian Murray SC, for the State, told Mr Justice Tony O’Connor it intends to apply to the top court to hear “a leapfrog appeal” of the finding that convicted murderer Graham Dwyer is entitled to certain limited declarations concerning provisions of Ireland’s data retention laws.

It is believed that the appeal of the finding in Dwyer’s favour could be heard by the Supreme Court sometime in the next 12 months."

See also: High Court strikes down Ireland's data retention regime (Statewatch News, 10 December 2018)

 

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