9th November 2007 , Berlin

Data retention is now a done deed!

The "Gesetz zur Neuregelung der Telekommunikationsüberwachung und anderer verdeckter Ermittlungsmaßnahmen sowie zur Umsetzung der Richtlinie 2006/24/EG" (Law to Reform the Monitoring of Telecommunications and Other Concealed Identification Measures and to Implement the 2006/24/EC Directive) was today passed by a majority of members of the Bundestag in a recorded vote and will come into force from 1st January 2008.

The software for our WLAN system has been adapted to fulfil the new regulations. The system allows all connection data to be saved for a period of six months, thus allowing the Internet data traffic accrued by each individual to be clearly classified.