Data retention


The aim of the Directive on the retention of data (2006/24/EC) is to ensure that data relating to communications using fixed and mobile telephony services, Internet access (Internet services), e-mail and Internet telephony is retained so that the law enforcement agencies (e.g. National Police Board, Swedish National Economic Crimes Bureau, Swedish Customs and the Swedish Prosecution Authority) can gain access to this data for the purpose of the investigation, detection and prosecution of serious crime.

The Act for data retention came into force 1 of May 2012 (Bill 2010/11:46). In the Act there is a right for PTS to publish regulations concerning renumeration for the service providers when retained data are transfered to the law enforcement agancies and also a right to publish regulations and guidelines for data protection/data security concering the retained data for the service providers.

If You wish to comment on this two new draft regulations, your written statement should be submitted to PTS no later than August 24 2012. Send your statement to

The regulations that are on consultation could be found here (in Swedish).