Mr Harborg and Mr Graver’s task will be to study which adjustments must be made to the Norwegian regulations in the aftermath of a EU court ruling, dating from April 2014, which concludes that the Data Retention Directive is illegal. In its decision the court emphasized that the Data Retention Directive may imply violations of fundamental rights such as the right to privacy and the right to protect personal data.

Many had been waiting anxiously for the ruling because of its political guidelines concerning which principles are most important in modern societies: the right to privacy or the fight against terrorism and crime.

Mr Harborg and Mr Graver will present their report 1 June 2015.