Tag Archives: data retention

Proposed changes to UK law affecting telecoms operators

In today’s Queen’s speech (which sets out the UK Government’s legislative agenda), a number of proposals were made which will impact the UK telecoms sector: the right for every household to access high-speed broadband (although the explanation suggests that this … Continue reading

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Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón issues damning opinion on the Data Retention Directive

Last week (12/12/2013), a serious blow was dealt to one of the fundamental building blocks establishing the legal framework for retention of data for law enforcement across Europe.  Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón (AG) at the Court of Justice of the … Continue reading

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Europe to review data retention rules

Readers will recall from the curious case of Mr Spitz that European telecoms operators already retain very large amounts of information about their customers. In an evaluation report adopted today by the European Commission, the Commission proposes to review the existing rules. … Continue reading

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Mobile operators obliged to retain location information across Europe

There has been some coverage recently of the case of Mr Spitz. Malte Spitz is a German green party politician and privacy advocate. He went to court to obtain details of the location information stored by his mobile phone provider … Continue reading

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