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Dutch operators allowed to stop data retention, delete data

Wednesday 25 March 2015 | 10:03 CET | News
Dutch communications providers are no longer subject to data retention requirements and can delete all existing data held, according to a statement from the justice minister to parliament. Earlier this month a court overturned the data retention law, but it was unclear how providers should proceed. Most operators said they were immediately halting the collection and storage of customer data required under the law, but many continue to collect certain metadata for business purposes such as billing. The minister said any such information that is not needed for the business should be destroyed. 

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