Providers keep still caller location information




KPN, T-Mobile and Vodafone still keep six months to a year, the location of their customers during the call. These data are therefore to request by the judiciary. The providers do not need to save the data, because the retention of the table, but do it anyway.

Archive Folders / Data retention KPN, which stores the location of customers when they make a call and who keeps a half, says to do to fix faults for example. “We do it in order to resolve disputes over notes,” said spokesman Stefan Simons after notification of Computerworld.

Also, T-Mobile confirms the news of the tech site. That provider stores data for a year. “We keep this information for business purposes, such as fraud,” said spokeswoman Liselore Stuut. Vodafone was not available for comment, but Computerworld reports that that provider stores data for six months. “The data we need for network management, because we are so able to manage the load on our network,” said the telecom provider across the website.

Incidentally, it is not about the precise location providers that store, but the mast that allows users to connect when they encounter a call. From these transmission tower, however, can be roughly the location of a subscriber are derived. Based on the retention customer locations stored continuously, but that’s not true anymore.

Because the data are stored, the government can still access it. This is for location information for calls changed little since last week, when the judge’s retention of table wiped . “If the prosecutor issues an order, you must send your data,” says ICT lawyer Arnoud Engelfriet. “Unless it involves sensitive personal information, such as race. But location is not sensitive personal data.”

The new data retention, which it announced after the European Court European retention suggested inoperative must change that. Data stored on the basis of retention may then only be requested after an order from the judge.


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