Judgment of the Court (Seventh Chamber) of 29 July 2010 - European Commission v Republic of Austria

(Case C-189/09) 1

(Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Directive 2006/24/EC - Respect for private life - Retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of electronic communications services - Failure to transpose within the prescribed period)

Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: European Commission (represented by: L. Balta and B. Schöfer, Agents)

Defendant: Republic of Austria (represented by: E. Riedl, Agent)

Intervener in support of the applicant: Council of the European Union

Re:

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Failure to adopt or communicate, within the prescribed period, the provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC (OJ 2006 L 105, p. 54)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.    Declares that, by failing to adopt, within the prescribed period, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC, the Republic of Austria has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

2.    Orders the Republic of Austria to pay the costs.

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1 - OJ C 180, 01.08.2009.