Northern texts and calls to be ‘retained’

Citizens in the North are to have their phone calls and text messages ‘retained’ by operators as part of new legislation introduced by the British government.

6th October, 2007

Citizens in the North are to have their phone calls and text messages ‘retained’ by operators as part of new legislation introduced by the British government.

Britain has brought into force an EU directive requiring telephone operators to keep the content of landline and mobile calls, including text messages, for one year after they are made. The content of the calls may be shared with the British government, semi-state companies and British emergency...

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