[ILUG] Completely loo-lah law requiring retention of e-mail
headers for 3 years
lhecking at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jan 19 15:26:02 GMT 2008
Cian Davis writes:
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> Hi All,
> I had read a while ago that the EU Commision was considering a law
> that would require ISPs to keep logs of e-mail headers for 3 years. I
> dismissed it at the time as crazy due to the amount of e-mail (and
> therefore data storage) involved.
> I read now in the times that it will become law in a month
> Has the IT got it wrong or are all of us e-mail providers in for a
> rough run over the next while to comply with draconian legislation?
This one is slipping in under the radar with no public discussion here
whereas in Germany a mass court action of 30000 citizens is underway
at the federal constitutional court against the German version of that
law, which is at the lower end of what the underlying EU directive
I think Ireland already has a 2y or longer mandatory ISP data retention
period? The new law won't actually change much, then.
The UK have implemented the directive for telecomms only at this time,
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