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Govt decides on 6-month storage period for internet data

Monday 7 September 2009 | 14:09 CET | News
Telecom network and service providers in the Netherlands will only have to keep internet data for six months, instead of the twelve months proposed earlier by the government. The Dutch ministry council voted on the shortened time-frame, which was suggested by minister of justice Hirsch Ballinn in the name of secretary of state Frank Heemskerk. The new time frame is not valid for the data from fixed or mobile telephony, which providers will still have to keep for twelve months. During debates in the upper chamber in July over the data saving law, the decision was taken to split the data into

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