Re: [anti-spam-wg] Question about German laws

  • To: RIPE anti-spam WG anti-spam-wg@localhost
  • From: Rodney Tillotson <R.Tillotson@localhost
  • Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 15:42:15 +0000

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Markus Stumpf wrote:

> The background is that German data protection and telecommunication
> laws forbid storage of "personal" or "personalized" data (and an IP
> is seen as that) unless it is needed for accounting.

To be quite clear: it is only things to do with money that are the
special case (accounting, billing)?
Michael Horn said "no unnecessary personal data" and I do not know
whether that is the same thing.

I would like to think that data kept for purposes such as maintaining
the performance and integrity of the network, or resolving issues with
peer networks, could also be considered "necessary". I believe that is
the present position in the UK.

Rodney Tillotson, JANET-CERT
+44 1235 822 255.

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