T-Mobile and Ziggo stop data storage customers for retention




T-Mobile and the merging cable operators Ziggo and UPC stop storing and providing metadata for data retention. This is done in response to a ruling by a judge. Previously KPN and Vodafone did the same.

T-Mobile is eliminating the storage of new data as providing old data to the government, says the provider. “We had to do this in the context of counter-terrorism and investigation, whether we liked it or not.” Also UPC and Ziggo say stop and investigate yet what to do with data already collected.

Wednesday asked the court in The Hague, the retention inoperative. According to the judge makes the law in its current form infringe the European Convention on Human Rights. In the verdict, the court recognizes that the lifting of the retention can have adverse consequences for the detection and conviction of criminals. But that does not justify the infringement persists on privacy, the judge said. Breach of the European Convention on Human Rights, according to the court is allowed only if it is ‘strictly necessary’.

After the verdict said Vodafone and KPN to stop quickly with the storage and disclosure of customer data. The government not only wants to appeal, but also wants to introduce a new data retention which takes more account of privacy.


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