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  Reply # 677149 26-Aug-2012 16:02 Send private message

sbiddle:
Technofreak:
Do Telecom really bother storing SMS's? If so why?  It must take up a lot a of server space.


All carriers are required to store SMS's. They have absolutely no need to store these and are really only interested in the CDR for rating purposes, but the Police e-crime unit driven by Martin Kleintjes put a lot of pressure on carriers to store these, solely for the fact that once a crime occurs they can obtain a court order and then view all your messages. The sole reasoning is that it "helps solve crimes".

This whole thing slipped by essentially without any mention of it in the media, and I see no difference to the Police forcing carriers to record every voice call, something that I'm sure would have much of the population up in arms. Recording phone calls would also "help solve crimes".

 


I agree re the the outcry that would result in the recording of voice calls.  Having worked for Telecom in a previous life I know the sanctity that held for the privacy of what was said on a voice call.  I can never recall it ever happening but the Police or any other agency had to have a a very very good reason and a warrant to be able to record or have access to any phone conversations.

For them to have access to text messages in this way is an invasion of privacy.  Talk about a fishing expedition by having access to text messages in this manner.  I know there's those who say if you've done nothing wrong you've nothing to fear, that's not the point.

A friend was a witness to an event where someone died and their text messages were trolled through by the Police.   I did wondered then about the possible recording of messages. The upside was that one policeman, who gave the Police a bad name, probably got the read what others thought of him.

I guess the old rule applies, that just like the internet don't say anything that is likely to bite you on the a**e.




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  Reply # 677166 26-Aug-2012 16:36 Send private message

allio: Maybe it's a problem with HER sim card, seeing it's the only factor that hasn't changed...


It will not be SIM card related




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