Data held by ISPs
zenadsl6186 at zen.co.uk
Thu Dec 18 20:12:41 GMT 2014
On 18/12/14 06:49, William Heath wrote:
> That would be a DPA subject access request as others more expert than me
> would quickly confirm. It would be interesting to hear what sort of
> results you get.
Probably nothing useful - see ss.29(1) and perhaps ss.29(2) of the DPA.
-- Peter Fairbrother
[section 7 is the bit about subject access requests]
29 Crime and taxation.
(1)Personal data processed for any of the following purposes—
(a)the prevention or detection of crime,
(b)the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or
(c)the assessment or collection of any tax or duty or of any imposition
of a similar nature,
are exempt from the first data protection principle (except to the
extent to which it requires compliance with the conditions in Schedules
2 and 3) and section 7 in any case to the extent to which the
application of those provisions to the data would be likely to prejudice
any of the matters mentioned in this subsection.
(2)Personal data which—
(a)are processed for the purpose of discharging statutory functions, and
(b)consist of information obtained for such a purpose from a person who
had it in his possession for any of the purposes mentioned in subsection
are exempt from the subject information provisions to the same extent as
personal data processed for any of the purposes mentioned in that
> On 18 Dec 2014 06:37, "Peter Fairbrother" <zenadsl6186 at zen.co.uk
> <mailto:zenadsl6186 at zen.co.uk>> wrote:
> Being curious about exactly what data my ISP hold about me - things
> like sessions, how are they worked out? what is a session? how long
> are they stored? - I was thinking about asking mine for a copy of
> this, via a freedom of information act request.
> My question is, would they redact that data, and if so how much? Eg
> if data was stored under ACTA, would they include it?
> Any hints would be useful,
> -- Peter Fairbrother
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