Metadata: Vodafone guarantees that it will delete all data

Deepak Gupta June 12, 2022
Updated 2022/06/12 at 5:53 PM

In recent days the topic of metadata has gained even more traction due to the fact that some associated things have happened.

After a “bishop” who was released and who was being accused of child pornography, also emerged the information that telecom operators have three days to delete the metadata they had in their possession. Vodafone has already come to guarantee that it will respect the decision and eliminate all metadata.

CNPD ordered telecom providers to delete metadata within 72 hours

Vodafone has already guaranteed that it will respect the order of the National Data Protection Commission (CNPD) for the elimination of metadata preserved under Law 32/2008, after some rules were declared unconstitutional.

Remember that the CNPD ordered telecommunications providers to delete the metadata within 72 hours.

Metadata: Vodafone guarantees that it will delete all data

In a note released on its website on Thursday, the CNPD revealed that it had decided, in a meeting held on the 7th, to order providers of electronic communications services or the public communications network "deletion of personal data stored" under that law, following a ruling by the Constitutional Court (TC) on metadata.

According to the CNPD, it is "unlawful for operators to maintain autonomous data processing", specifically created by the so-called "data retention law", with "a vast set of personal data, including traffic and location data of all communications, for the purpose of investigation, detection and prosecution of serious crimes".

The CNPD referred that the publication of the Constitutional Court ruling on the matter, on June 3rd, results "the impossibility of application" of the data retention law due to its nullity.

Law 32/2008, of 17 and June, had already been considered invalid by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), in the judgment of 8 April 2014, in the case 'Digital Rights Ireland et al. of proportionality in the light of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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