Spoofed calls make unreliable data retention




Spoofed calls make unreliable data retention

The fact that numbers have spoofing, undermines data retention, discovered nu.nl. Spoofed calls appear because without authentication to be stored in the databases used. For data retention

Archive Folders / Keeping The obligation to retain databases that providers must keep track of who include compulsory who called and gesms’st but providers do not check whether an incoming call or text message is actually coming from the phone.

Nevertheless, the information is no longer stored in the data retention database, writes nu.nl. This can be done just as if someone was contacted by a suspicious number is already taking the number must be spoofed. At the level of the signaling system for phone However, there are commercial companies that offer such spoofing services. It is not possible to just make it look like someone called. A certain number in the data retention database

Nu.nl has seven providers in tests performed, including at XS4ALL, and in all cases were the manipulated conversations in the data retention database correctly. As an investigative could retrieve the data would be handed over while the manipulated data. It should be noted that the erroneous information is stored by the provider of the customer from the spoofed number is dialed only and not registered with the provider that spoofed the official state song. By imposing that two adjacent databases could be controlled or conversation did take place.

According to spokesman Niels Huijbregts of XS4ALL, the systems of providers once well not intended as a reference for the investigation services. “To set up phone calls is technically not relevant whether a phone number is correct,” said Huijbregts. “And for billing either, so there is never a reason to build that control.” Only later, the European Union decided that the databases of providers with incoming and outgoing calls and text messages could be useful for the investigation services useful.

It is unclear whether there has been tampered with data stored in the database data retention in practice. However, two providers across Nu.nl say that sometimes claims are received for non-existing phone numbers. Investigation services also would sometimes complain about the lack of phone calls.

Data retention is a controversial European directive obliges providers of telephony, Internet and email services to keep. Metadata about their subscribers This period varies from country to country, in the Netherlands is that, depending on the type of metadata, six months to a year.


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