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The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2007

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2.  In these Regulations—

(a)‘cell ID’ means the identity or location label of the cell from which a mobile telephony call was made or received;

(b)‘data’ means traffic data and location data, as defined in paragraph (g), and the related data necessary to identify the subscriber and the registered user;

(c)‘personal data’ has the meaning given in section 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998(1);

(d)‘public communications provider’ means:

(i)a provider of a public electronic communications network; or

(ii)a provider of a public electronic communications service;

(e)‘public electronic communications network’ and ‘public electronic communications service’ have the meaning given in section 151 of the Communications Act 2003(2);

(f)‘telephone service’ means calls (including voice, voicemail and conference and data calls), supplementary services (including call forwarding and call transfer) and messaging and multi-media services (including short message services, enhanced media services and multi-media services);

(g)‘traffic data’ and ‘location data’ have the meaning given in regulation 2 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003(3);

(h)‘unsuccessful call attempt’ means a communication where a telephone call has been successfully connected but not answered or there has been a network management intervention.

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1998 c.29; section 1 was amended by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c.36), section 68(1), (2) and (3) and Schedule 8, Part III and by S.I. 2004/3089.

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