A1 Telekom Austria probed for data law infringement

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first_img Related Previous ArticleEC begins AI ethics pushNext ArticleMoviePass drops location tracking Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Telenor CEE buyer tipped for aggressive challenge European operators monitor Covid-19 movements Home A1 Telekom Austria probed for data law infringement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 MAR 2018 Chris Donkin Author Austria completes 2.6GHz spectrum auction Tags Austria’s Data Protection Authority opened an investigation into operator A1 Telekom Austria amid accusations the company flouted rules on storage of customer information, Kurier reported.The probe centres on the operator’s storage of data from tens of thousands of users, some dating back five years. A complaint made by a Vienna-based lawyer alleges information was stored for an indefinite period of time without the permission of the subscribers concerned.Austrian law states customer and charging data should be deleted after a set term, which varies depending on the type of information held.Data reportedly retained comprised both billing and usage information, including phone numbers contacted and internet access details. The infringement is said to involve consumer and enterprise customers of its mobile, fixed line, Bob and Red Bull Mobile units.A1 was given two weeks to respond to the regulator before further action is taken.In a statement to Kurier the operator apologised for “non-timely” deletion of the data. It added only a small number of employees had access to the information, which had now been transferred to an internal investigation team and deleted from its main database. A1 Telekom Austrialast_img

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