BIT ends saving and removed data of retention law

14-03-2015 19:57:12

In a preliminary injunction that BIT with other companies and NGO's started against the Dutch state, the judge has ruled that the Data Retention Law will be removed immediately. As a consequence of this ruling BIT has ended saving the data is was obliged to do so under the law. Furthermore the already saved data has been removed last week.

screenshot verwijdering bewaarplicht gegevens

BIT was obliged to save the timestamp, duration and IP-adres(ses) in use for every internet session of its DSL-, UMTS- and dialup customers. From email customers timestamp of sending and reading of emails and the to- and from-address in every email had to be saved. All these logs had to be stored for six months. Obviously BIT is very pleased with the court ruling.