On Mon, 6 Apr 2009, Robert Sweetnam wrote:
> Hi All,
>> I've been reading about the new EU directive that requires all ISPs and
> Telecos to retain communications data for a 12 months. This directive is due
> to take effect from midnight tonight I believe.
> BBC article here: http://url.ie/1f1p
Nitpick: directives requires states to implement them - they don't,
of themselves, have a direct legislative effect on EU citizens
(AIUI). Further, you seem to be reading about the UK implementation
of data-retention while, presumably, you're in Ireland, in which case
you've long missed the boat as Ireland implemented DR a few years
> I was wondering just exactly who this applies to?
If you operate in the UK then you will be informed that it applies to
you by way of a letter from the Home office, I gather from another
Till then you've nothing to worry about (well, except for the bit
about gov.uk forcing ISPs to log even more data about you than
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