Friday, January 30, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
HDDs Shipments Increased In 2014
FCC To Fine AT&T For Unathorized Operation Of Wireless Stations
Google Reports Increased Profit
Facebook Introduces Place Tips in News Feed
AMD Cuts Prices Of Radeon Graphics Card To Cash On GTX 970 Memory Furor
HyperX Sets DDR4 Overclocking Record
Intel 5th Generation vPro Processors Released
Mobile Provider TracFone to Pay $40 Million to Settle FTC Charges
Active Discussions
Writing Audio files on DVDs ?
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
full screen wide screen
Hi
 Home > News > General Computing > ISPs To...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, April 06, 2009
ISPs To Store Internet Data Starting From today


Internet service providers (ISP) will have to store details of web and email traffic and details of internet phone calls for 12 months from today as expanded European legislation comes into effect.

The legislation that came into force today requires internet service providers to retain details of user?s emails, net phone calls and other web traffic.

The European Parliament passed the Data Retention Directive in 2006 in response to terrorist bombings in London in 2005. It required phone companies to store records of where and when phone calls were made.

The content of emails and phone calls will not be recorded or kept, but the details of the communications, such as who was in touch with whom, when and for how long, will be stored.

The EU legislation allows countries to choose a retention period of between six and 24 months.

ISPs will be forced to retain data on what communications were made from which internet protocol (IP) address or phone number, what the destination of that communication was, and its duration.

In the case of mobile phone calls, the data to be retained will also include information on which cell within a network a call was made from. This will give authorities an indication of the user's location at the time of the call.

The addresses of web pages visited do not need to be stored under the new rules. For internet access, ISPs only need to store the dates and times of a user connecting to the internet and disconnecting; the internet protocol (IP) address al

located to the user; and the user ID of the customer. "This requirement, imposed on all all EU states, is a serious erosion of our fundamental human right to privacy," said Jim Killock, president of the Open Rights Group.

"Privacy is recognised by European and British courts as a matter of right. The European Human Rights Convention states quite clearly that we have a right to a private life and correspondence, and the European Court of Human Rights has stated that traffic data is ?an integral element in the communications made?."

The cost retaining all the records that need to be retained is very high, and gonverments may have to repay ISPs for the cost required for the retained data.


Previous
Next
Yahoo Opens its Doors to iTunes, Amazon.com, Last.fm, Rhapsody, Pandora and Others        All News        Panasonic Talks Blu-ray
Yahoo Opens its Doors to iTunes, Amazon.com, Last.fm, Rhapsody, Pandora and Others     General Computing News      Netflix to Stream 'South Park' and Trove of Nickelodeon Shows

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Toshiba Reorganization to Strengthen IoT-Related Business
Toshiba Develops Cloud System for Instantaneous Remote Control of One Million Devices
Samsung CEO Calls For IoT Openness, New Galaxy E5 and E7 Smartphones Announced
CES 2015 Focuses On The Internet Of Things
Google Seeks For Research Proposals For "Web of Things"
Cisco Wants To Analyze Everything
Intel Unifies and Simplifies Connectivity for IoT
Internet Access Considered Human Right: survey
Internet Architecture Board Recommends The Use Of Encryption-by-Default for the Internet
Toshiba and Cisco To Collaborate In Internet of Things Solutions
Obama Outlines Plan for a Free and Open Internet
Gartner Says the IoT Component Market Is Set for Rapid Growth

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .