Tag Archives: EU DRD

Computing – Data Retention Laws to Change

I was quoted by Computing in an article covering the Communications Data Bill. I was talking about the UK adoption of the EU Data Retention Directive (EU DRD) for Internet data, after an 18 month delay to help ISPs get ready. Would have been nice to have my job title and company name printed correctly in the article though…

The full article is available online at:

http://www.computing.co.uk/computing/news/2217202/retention-laws-change-4017535

ZDNet – Communications Data Bill

I was quoted by ZDNet in an article covering the Communications Data Bill. I was talking about the UK adoption of the EU Data Retention Directive (EU DRD) and how it affected the current voluntary data retention regime, but the article also covers the Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP) – although not by name – and the desire for a centralised government controlled database of all communications data records.

The full article is available online at:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/communications/0,1000000085,39420722,00.htm

Computeractive – Government wants ISPs to log web usage

I was quoted by Computeractive in an article covering the Communications Data Bill. I was talking about the UK adoption of the EU Data Retention Directive (EU DRD) and how it affected the current voluntary data retention regime. Reference to ‘court-ordered warrant’ should have been ‘RIPA Notice’, but I didn’t get to review the article before it was published…

The full article is available online at:

http://www.computing.co.uk/computeractive/news/2216861/isps-hold-onto-customers

Sun launches Secure Data Retrieval Server (SDRS)

I was quoted by Sun Microsystems in an press release covering the launches of their Secure Data Retrieval Server (SDRS). I both helped with the initial development of this compliance solution and was an early user, leading to the UK’s first deployment compliant with the full scope of the EU Data Retention Directive (EU DRD) – fixed and mobile telephony, Internet access, e-mail and VoIP (and web-browsing, which is beyond EU DRD), although it was at the time done under the UK Voluntary Code for Data Retention.

The full press release is available online at:

http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2007-06/sunflash.20070607.1.xml