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Base calls on govt to open debate on data retention

Monday 11 February 2013 | 12:39 CET | News
KPN Group Belgium (Base) has called on the Belgian government to open a debate on the country's data retention laws, which the operator said were inefficient and expensive. Telecom operators must keep subscriber traffic data at the disposal of police and investigative authorities for twelve months. Base noted that the number of applications is growing exponentially since 2003; not only more information is requested but more often. Costs are therefore rising. The government took the unilateral decision in 2010 to reduce rates by 50 percent, followed by another decrease in 2012. And still,

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Companies: KPN / Telenet Group BVBA
Countries: Belgium
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