The Dutch implementation of the Data Retention Directive

The Dutch implementation of the Data Retention Directive

On the storage and use of telephone and internet traffic data for crime investigation purposes

Summary

The Dutch implementation of the Data Retention Directive was adopted on the 1st of September, 2009. The main reason for the storage of call detail records of telephone and internet traffic data is its potential in the aid of the investigation and prosecution of serious crimes.
However the fact that this data has to be stored for a certain period of time is a recurring point of debate. There is a need both in the Netherlands and at European level (EU 18620/11) for a clearer understanding of how the police and judicial authorities use the data kept under the Telecommunications Data Retention Act (referred to below as ‘the Act’). The purpose of this study is to clarify how the Act works in practice.
The same report in Dutch was published in 2013 (See link at: More information)

Index

Foreword
Abbreviations
Summary

  1. The Dutch Data Retention Directive - an introduction
  2. Remote communication, developments and implications
  3. The legislative history and European legislation and implications
  4. The retention and securing of data in practice
  5. The use of historical traffic data in practice
  6. The use of historical traffic data in figures
  7. Concluding remarks
Literature
Appendix

Publication data

Author(s):
Odinot, G., Jong, D. de, Bokhorst, R.J., Poot, C.J. de
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
Eleven International Publishing
Year of publication:
2014
ISBN:
978-94-6236-453-0
Series:
Onderzoek en beleid 310a

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