EU Court: an authorization to intercept telephone calls does not need to be individually justified
The e-Privacy Directive does not preclude a national practice under which authorizations to use special intelligence techniques are granted by a court in the form of a text drafted in advance in general terms without individualized reasoning. However, the precise reasons for granting the authorization must be easily and unambiguously deducible from a cross-reading of the judicial decision to authorize and the request for authorization. The request for authorization must be made accessible after the authorization is granted to the person against whom the use of the special intelligence techniques is authorized. This is the EU Court's answer to questions raised by a Bulgarian judge.