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Operators welcome govt proposals for new data retention law

Friday 11 July 2014 | 09:26 CET | News
UK operators have welcomed government proposals to set down a new legal framework on their right to keep customer data following the European Court of Justice ruling which found that the 2006 Data Retention Directive infringed on people's privacy by allowing operators to keep data for up to 2 years. A telecom industry figure told the Financial Times that the Home Office had informed operators to carry on holding data, which would have been difficult to do otherwise. Company lawyers are still studying the proposals, but are satisfied that they were not likely to add further burdens to current

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Companies: EE / O2 / Virgin Media / Vodafone UK
Countries: United Kingdom
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