|reply to Who7 |
Re: BAD NEWS? Not clear about data retention times.
said by Who7:No it doesn't appear to be a blanket statement. I noticed Start is saying that over in their forum. But I don't think this is true. Extra retention is to be maintained *after* someone is notified (or the ISP is notified, that is). At least that's what it says.
will oblige Internet Service Providers (ISPs), after being notified of infringement allegations by a rights holder, to notify the relevant subscriber of the allegations received. ISPs will also be required to retain records that would enable the identification of the subscriber allegedly engaged in the infringing activity for a period of six months (or one year, if infringement proceedings are commenced in respect of the claimed infringement within six months of the initial notice from the rights holder).
But i'm not a lawyer. I think Roca (He's regulatory for CNOC) is, or has access to the CNOC lawyer.
So let's use a couple of examples here:
They maintain records for 1 year right now. So if you got a notice they would retain records on your for a minimum of 1.5 years to a max of 2 years. That's a lot of private info for someone to be holding onto.
They maintain records for 3 months right now. So if you got a notice they would retain records on your for a minimum of 9 months to a max of 1 year and 3 months years. That's a lot of private info for someone to be holding onto.
But to me it clearly states *After*.
Anyhow, it will be interesting to see some ISP's comments on the matter.
What will also be interesting is if these extortionists go after data maintained by the likes of Bell or Videotron if you are with a reseller like start or Ebox or Teksavvy. After-all, their wholesale agreement appears to state they keep their own logs in addition to the resellers logs. Can of worms there. But, this is no secret to any of the ISP's who have been around for more than a few years.