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The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009

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2.  In these Regulations—

(a)cell ID” means the identity or location of the cell from which a mobile telephony call started or in which it finished;

(b)“communications data” means traffic data and location data and the related data necessary to identify the subscriber or user;

(c)“the Data Retention Directive” means Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC;

(d)“location data” means data processed in an electronic communications network indicating the geographical position of the terminal equipment of a user of a public electronic communications service, including data relating to—

(i)the latitude, longitude or altitude of the terminal equipment,

(ii)the direction of travel of the user, or

(iii)the time the location information was recorded;

(e)“public communications provider” means—

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

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

and “public electronic communications network” and “public electronic communications service” have the meaning given in section 151 of the Communications Act 2003(1);

(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” means data processed for the purpose of the conveyance of a communication on an electronic communications network or for the billing in respect of that communication and includes data relating to the routing, duration or time of a communication;

(h)user ID” means a unique identifier allocated to persons when they subscribe to or register with an internet access service or internet communications service.

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