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quote:Originally posted by neilepDearest Internet Wonderfun of Astute Perspicacitinations,Please volunteer any morbid thoughts you have here.Recently I was wondering how much space on the Internet is being used up by people who have passed away. Pages and pages of email accounts, retail web page accounts, blogs, photo gallerys, posts in forums etc etc that will never be used again.Anyone care to hazard a guess ?..anyone even bothered ?Men are the same as women.... just inside out !!
quote:In fact, by law ISP's I believe must now store e-mail for 7 years
quote:Originally posted by DoctorBeaverquote:In fact, by law ISP's I believe must now store e-mail for 7 yearsI thought it had just been doubled from 6 months to 1 year. Or am I getting confused with phone texts?
quote:Originally posted by neilepDearest Internet Wonderfun of Astute Perspicacitinations,
quote:Recently I was wondering how much space on the Internet is being used up by people who have passed away. Pages and pages of email accounts, retail web page accounts, blogs, photo gallerys, posts in forums etc etc that will never be used again.
quote:The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) has nothing to do with fighting terrorism, and everything to do with regulating how government agencies access data passing through the switchboards and switches of telcos, ISPs and other communications providers for their own investigations. Its conception was received in the assumption that it would be used to target individuals for specific investigations in the same way that phone taps have been used for decades. One year later, along came the Terrorism Act 2001, and with it measures to ensure that every piece of communications data flowing through UK ISPs and telcos would be stored -- originally for seven years, but now after intense lobbying from all quarters, for 12 months. For the purpose of fighting terrorism, of course.
quote:UK Home Office Voluntary Code of Practice on Data RetentionSubscriber Information - retention period 12 months Subscriber details relating to the person e.g. Name, date of birth, installation and billing address, payment methods, account/credit card details Contact information (information held about the subscriber but not verified by the CSP) e.g. Telephone number, email address Identity of services subscribed to (information determined by the communication service provider) Customer reference/account number, list of services subscribed to Telephony: telephone number(s), IMEI, IMSI(s) Email: email address(es), IP at registration Instant messaging: Internet Message Handle, IP at registration ISP - dial-in: Log-in, CLI at registration (if kept) ISP - always-on: Unique identifiers, MAC address (if kept), ADSL end points, IP tunnel addressEmail Data – retention period 6 months. Log-on (authentication user name, date and time of log-in/log-off, IP address logged-in from)- sent email (authentication user name, from/to/cc email addresses, date and time sent)- received email (authentication user name, from/to email addresses, date and time received)
quote:There are still only two countries in the EU with legal data retention actually in force. Italy retains data for four years and Ireland for three years. The UK's has an extensive system of data retention, but it has not yet been placed on a statutory basis. Belgium has re-introduced the possibility of data retention on 13 June 2005 with a new telecommunication law, but the royal decree stipulating what kind of data should be stored, by which market parties and for what period of time was never issued.