Assessing the costs of data retention in the UK

Ewan Nettleton, Mark Watts
2007 Journal of Database Marketing & Customer Strategy Management  
is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department at Bristows. He has a BSc in Physics and a DPhil in Semiconductor Physics. He specialises in noncontentious IT matters, particularly transactional matters, such as negotiating software development, system integration and outsourcing agreements. He also has particular expertise in relation to e-commerce and data protection. Abstract The deadline for the implementation of the Data Retention Directive that requires data be retained by
more » ... ons service providers has recently passed. Although like many Member States the UK has opted to defer implementation of the provisions relating to internet data until March 2009, it has enacted legislation dealing with many of the Directive ' s requirements. This paper examines the new UK regulations and considers the obligations that will be placed on service providers when they come into effect in October 2007, and the potential ramifi cations for those like database marketers who use electronic communications services extensively.
doi:10.1057/palgrave.dbm.3250067 fatcat:62ygma3lhnb5zacu3s6qvhldhe