New benchmark on data retention requirements for OTT communications apps 08 September 17

Cullen International has published new research looking at whether EU member states’ data retention laws take account of new communications habits. The research looks at whether the metadata that must be retained by electronic communications providers includes websites visited and apps used.

It also looks at whether data retention requirements apply to OTT communications services, such as messaging apps, in addition to traditional providers. Such wider data retention requirements were found in three of the eight EU countries surveyed in the research.

This new benchmark has been published in the scope of our European Digital Economy service.

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