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Council of State wants that the government better explains where data retention is required

Council of State wants that the government better explains where data retention is required

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The Council of State wants the government to be in the new version of the telecom law better explains for which offences the stored call – and internet data, primarily should be used.

That law is Tuesday to the Second Room sent. This is the opinion of the Council of State also made manifest. It states, inter alia, that in the bill the offences for which the data accessed may be better need to be defined.

The netherlands experienced until the spring of 2015, though a litigation hold telecomgegevens. A judge put there, however, a spanner in the works because he felt that the privacy of people is severely violated.

Ensure

Minister Ard van der Steur (VVD) of Security and Justice did thereupon, in October last year a proposal for a new retention requirements. It had, inter alia, that an officer of justice in the sequel first the permission of a judge must have before retained data accessed may be.

Also, the new law will ensure that the data to be stored in Europe be preserved. On the way to Van der Steur ensure that the monitoring of the stored data according to the European rules happens.

Metadata

The retention period is six months for internet data, primarily as IP addresses and twelve months for telefoondata as numbers and the duration of a call. This is only to metadata: the content of conversations is never saved.

It is not yet clear when the Second Room the proposal the subject is treated.

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