Data retention : zur aktuellen Rechtslage in einigen ausgewählten EU-Mitgliedsländern unter Berücksichtigung der EU-Richtlinie zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung

Larnhof, Karin Data retention : zur aktuellen Rechtslage in einigen ausgewählten EU-Mitgliedsländern unter Berücksichtigung der EU-Richtlinie zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung., 2006 Diplomarbeit / Master's Thesis thesis, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland (Austria). [Thesis]

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In December 2005 the European Parliament passed a directive about Data Retention that obliges every member state to save all connection data for six to 24 months. By using telecommunication services connection data occur and it is normally used for billing and for offering value-added services. The aim of this thesis is to analyse this EU-guideline and compare it with the current legal position in Austria and in the European Union. The hypothesis is tested, that the directive will have competitive disadvantages for small and medium-sized businesses and that it will have a massive influence on the privacy of the users. A review of current literature on this topic is undertaken. Then four with experts on this subject gave guided interviews. The questionnaire for this interviews covers issues regarding details of the guideline, security aspects, the conversion to Austrian legislation and problems that could occur. It was found that the directive is formulated vague and important fields are not covered. The expenses arising at the provider for saving the connection data or for implementing security provisions can be covered by the member states, but they are not obliged to. Moreover some of the specifications of the EU-directive cannot be realised for technical purposes. The findings show that Data Retention is a very controversial subject, being advocated by privacy experts and providers of telephony and Internet and endorsed by law enforcement agencies. Furthermore problems will occur converting the EU-directive to national legislation because of the problems mentioned in the paper. Therefore the European Parliament will have to revise the directive and decide on a new adapted directive.

Item type: Thesis (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: data retention; Vorratsdatenspeicherung; Datenschutz; data protection
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
Depositing user: Monika Bargmann
Date deposited: 31 Jul 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/7871

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