28 March 2012
Position paper by four commercial associations, 4 June 2003: Common industry statement on storage of traffic data for law enforcement purposes (pdf)
A joint statement by a coalition of major industry groups expressed concern over the proposal for the wholesale retention of traffic data. The coalition, comprising the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederation of Europe (UNICE), the European Information, Communications and Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Association (EICTA) and the International Telecommunications Users Group (INTUG), say that "data retention is an intrusive measure that should not be taken until less intrusive alternatives, such as a European data preservation regime, have been tested and proven insufficient". The proposed measures would affect not only consumer confidence but also business competitiveness the coalition says, and the costs of storage should not be borne by the industry, nor the customer.
The groups favour the present system of "data preservation", that is where a specific individual or group is targeted for surveillance under a judicial order.
Spotted an error? If you've spotted a problem with this page, just click once to let us know.
Statewatch does not have a corporate view, nor does it seek to create one, the views expressed are those of the author. Statewatch is not responsible for the content of external websites and inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement. Registered UK charity number: 1154784. Registered UK company number: 08480724. Registered company name: The Libertarian Research & Education Trust. Registered office: c/o MDR, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, UK. © Statewatch ISSN 1756-851X. Personal usage as private individuals "fair dealing" is allowed. We also welcome links to material on our site. Usage by those working for organisations is allowed only if the organisation holds an appropriate licence from the relevant reprographic rights organisation (eg: Copyright Licensing Agency in the UK) with such usage being subject to the terms and conditions of that licence and to local copyright law.