Retention of Data Bill 2009 *UPDATE
January 28, 2011
The Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2009, was signed into law by the President on the 26th Jan. 2011, being renamed the “Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 (No 3 of 2011)”. ISPs providing Internet services to the public are now obliged to retain certain data, as set out in the Act, identifying the occurrence of a communication (but not about the content of the communication itself). This must be done for every user, whether they are a private or business customer. In the case of Internet communications the ISP must keep the data for a period of one year.