Toelichting ontwerp-kaderbesluit over de bewaring van gegevens
Ontwerp-kaderbesluit over de bewaring van gegevens die zijn verwerkt en opgeslagen in verband met het aanbieden van openbare elektronische-communicatiediensten of gegevens in openbare communicatienetwerken met het oog op het voorkomen, onderzoeken, opsporen en vervolgen van strafbare feiten: “The Council will consider the obligation for service providers to retain data to apply to all relevant data defined in a common list in the instrument, provided that the data is processed/generated by the service provider in the process of supplying the telecommunications service concerned. This approach may lead to a higher degree of certainty for the retention of the data concerned, and is less sensitive to the commercial behaviour of the service provider and technical developments. The service provider would be under an obligation to retain the data concerned to the extent that the data is processed/generated by the service provider, even if the data has no interest for the service provider. The level of harmonisation of Member States' legislation would be relatively high. Judicial authorities and law enforcement authorities have during the last years increasingly expressed concerns regarding the use of the technical innovations, brought about by the continuous development of electronic telecommunications services, for the purpose of committing crimes, and the difficulties which this may cause regarding detection of crimes and investigation into crimes. These concerns relate not only to communications by fixed phones, mobile phones, short message services (SMS), electronic media services (EMS) and multi media services (MMS). Increasingly, they also relate to internet Protocols including Email, voice over the internet, world wide web, file transfer protocols, network transfer protocols, voice over broadband etc.