Submission to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality General Scheme of the Communications (Data Retention) Bill 2017
15 November 2017
THE NUJ has called on Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to incorporate the findings of former Chief Justice John Murray into proposed new legislation governing data storage. Irish Secretary Séamus Dooley told the Oireachtas Committee on Justice & Equality that the right of journalists to protect confidential sources of information is already recognised in international law and should be enshrined in domestic legislation. Journalists, he said, were not seeking new rights but were seeking to have the rights already upheld at ECHR to be vindicated.
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