3 thoughts on “Data retention imposed”

  1. Ironic that Privacy International covered the story before the Irish mainstream media. They had a good analysis of the situation in February and even quoted Karlin’s earlier FOI request. Compared to what I’ve read so far in the Irish media, PI’s analysis of the situation seems to be the best.

    http://www.privacyinternational.org/article.shtml?cmd%5B347%5D=x-347-140716

    Most people seem to be unaware of what this amendment is. Far from it being sweeping data retention, it is putting data retention on a firmer legal basis than it was.

    The reality is that most telcos use call data analysis for developing tariffs already and would have years worth of data for this kind of analysis. It applies directly to call data rather than to the calls.

    The strange thing is that there are some people out there who are still naive enough to think that there is still such a thing as electronic privacy.

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