EU Data Retention: Compliance Strategies for ISPs and Telecommunication Companies

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In this Xtalks web conference on May 30, 2006, the new EU data retention directive will be examined by: Martin Hoskins, T-Mobile, giving the telecommunications point of view; Simon Watkins, UK Home Office, relating the legislative viewpoint; and Klaus Landefeld, European Service Providers Asociation, discussing the issue for the ISPs.

Web Conference: "EU Data Retention Directive: Compliance Strategies for ISPs and Telecommunication Companies," featuring Martin Hoskins, Data Protection Manager, T-Mobile, Simon Watkins, Covert Investigation Policy Team, UK Home Office, Klaus Landefeld, Chief Technology Advisor, European Internet Service Providers Association.

In this Xtalks web conference on May 30, 2006, the new data retention directive will be examined by: Martin Hoskins, T-Mobile giving the teleco point of view; Simon Watkins, UK Home Office relating the legislative viewpoint; and Klaus Landefeld, European Internet Service Providers Association, discussing the issue for the ISPs.

Xtalks is pleased to present EU Data Retention Directive: Compliance Strategies for ISPs and Telecommunication Companies Web Conference. Registration is complimentary for qualified executives at:

On February 21st the European Council for Justice and Home Affairs adopted the new European Directive on Data Retention. This directive requires telecommunication companies and ISPs to retain user data for periods of up to two years. Compliance will require substantial adjustments to business operations, strategies, and the installation of new data management and retrieval systems. This webinar aims to explain the directive and explore some of the technical, financial and operational issues companies face to be compliant.

Take away points include:

  •      Adjustments to business and technical operations to comply with the new directive
  •     The range of data and the period of retention that will be required
  •     The costs of implementing systems for compliance and cost recovery strategies
  •     Management and security of retained data
  •     The processes by which requests for user data are to be issued to companies
  •     How will the directive affect competition within the EU electronic communications market

The web conference is sponsored by CopperEye, who will host a workshop following the keynote presentation and before the Q&A session. Registration is currently open at:

About the keynote speakers

Martin Hoskins, Data Protection Manager, T-Mobile

Martin Hoskins was educated at Brunel University (London) and the State University of New York. Following a career in the military and the insurance industry, he was appointed T-Mobile’s Data Protection Manager in August 2000, and now also oversees the operations of T-Mobile’s Law Enforcement Liaison Department.

He is joint author of "Data Protection Guidance: A Practitioner's Handbook", published by the British Bankers' Association in 2000.

His (professional) relationship with data protection dates from 1991. Since then, he has contributed towards the development of various EU directives and subsequently their transposition into UK law. He has appeared on numerous conference platforms, generally offering an irreverent approach to data protection issues. He prefers the principles of transparency, fairness, practicality and risk-assessment over tedious technical details. In his view, where the law is impractical it should be ignored.

Simon Watkins, Covert Investigation Policy Team, UK Home Office

Simon Watkin joined the Home Office’s covert investigation policy team in September 2002 from then Home Secretary David Blunkett’s Private Office where he was a Private Secretary. Simon’s current responsibilities include development and evaluation of policy on conduct of covert surveillance, interference with property, investigation of protected electronic data, and the retention, acquisition and disclosure of communications data.

He is a member of the joint Association of Chief Police Officers and Communications Industry Data Communications Group and the Internet Crime Forum.

He was nominated as an Internet Hero at the UK Internet Industry Awards 2003 for “doing his best to understand the industry, tech sector interest groups and experts and to subsequently inform discussions within the Home Office”.

Simon spent six years specialising in international police and judicial co-operation matters, before, in 1999 working on issues relating to the impact of encryption technology on law enforcement and developing the National Technical Assistance Centre which supports law enforcement to undertake complex processing of electronic data. He also worked on the establishment of the United Kingdom’s National Hi-Tech Crime Unit and was a founding member of its Strategic Stakeholders Group.

Klaus Landefeld, Chief Technology Advisor, European Internet Service Providers Association

Klaus has been a user of Data networks since 1980 and creator of LAN/WAN data networks since 1988.

Regional ISP services in the Frankfurt/Germany area since 1990. He is the founder and CTO of Nacamar (European ISP) 1994-1999. Recent projects include EU and German regulatory affairs, bringing real broadband to the German market and the smooth transition of the telecommunications industry to an IP world.

Richard Cramer, CopperEye

Richard Cramer is a marketing executive with almost two decades of experience working with information technology.

Prior to joining CopperEye, Mr. Cramer led corporate and industry marketing for SeeBeyond Technology Corporation, a global leader in business integration, and has also served as the director of application development at the University of Pennsylvania Health System along with other positions in the health care field and in the U.S Air Force.

About CopperEye

CopperEye is a provider of enterprise search solutions that allow companies to quickly retrieve precise records from billions of business transactions stored on low-cost file systems. CopperEye addresses the need for rapid retrieval of specific records without the need for a costly and complex database solution. With CopperEye, companies have dramatically enhanced access to historical data, while simultaneously realizing an order-of-magnitude reduction in data management infrastructure costs. CopperEye is an enterprise-scale solution that can be running in a full production environment in a matter of weeks. CopperEye has offices in Bath, U.K.; Stamford, Conn. and San Mateo, Calif., U.S.A.

About Xtalks

Xtalks (recently featured in the London Times article Conference call that spans the globe) brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies (, including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America and Europe.

“Xtalks' webinar brought together the top end users, technology vendors, and thinkers in the space,” says Ed Hess, Editor of Integrated Solutions Magazine, referring to a previous Xtalks’ event. “As a media sponsor of the event, we were ecstatic to see the level of commitment and execution that Xtalks showed in making the event a huge success. It was informative and filled with new and fresh insights. The Q&A session was highly interactive and addressed a range of issues. In terms of online events, it set a standard that others will have trouble matching."

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit or contact Karen Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, at phone: 312-977-1166 x1209.

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