Data Retention Case – Government still unwilling to put in their defence

A while ago we explained that the reason why you hadn’t heard more about the data retention case was that the State defendants were sitting on their hands and had failed to put in their defence as required by law.

Our legal team brought them to court on the 19th of February, at which point an order was made requiring the defendants to put in their defence. The defendants are now in breach of that court order also. Consequently, our lawyers will be returning to the High Court on the 30th of April seeking judgment in default of defence.