Can VPN Unlimited Save You From PRISM

Each and every one of us enjoys browsing the Internet for various reasons. If you were to make a scope of common online actions, you will come up with a certain surfing activities that majority of people perform on daily basis. They include browsing through news, vising favorite new websites, exploring new offers, shopping or checking out social media.

If you have ever had unexplainable hectic fantasies that someone is peering over your shoulder, and it is not your spouse looking for a midnight snack, you’ve probably “sensed” there is something out there that is willing to know as much about your surfing habits as possible. While Internet Service Providers (ISP) do anything possible to put  your online profile together for their own purposes, you should try and stop their efforts, unless you are willing to jeopardize your online privacy.

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Do Major Internet Giants Share their Users’ Private Data?

If we would recall the popular buzz dated to the July, 2013, when the two most acclaimed news giants such as the Guardian and the Washington Post did really say that “NSA is also collecting data from multiple internet providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.  Dropbox is allegedly coming soon.” Yet, the Internet companies fully deny their attribution to helping the NSA user data collection.

  • The Apple spokesman commented that the company have never heard of PRISM. Basically, they refused to admit the fact of providing any user information to acclaimed government agency.
  • A Google spokesman refused the acclamation of providing officials with access to their servers.
  • Facebook spokesman, Joe Sullivan, the chief security officer, refused the accusations too saying “there is no direct access to Facebook servers”.
  • Microsoft spokesman said that the company turns over the data unless served with a court order.
  • A Yahoo spokesman said they take the users’ privacy to its fullest extent seriously.

According to the officials there is no way the users’ data is being shared with government agencies, but the truth stays the same. You are being watched around the clock! Does that bother you at all?

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Did You Know?

  • USA. The NSA commonly known to record Internet metadata, but as many times as the government tried to pass on the data retention law, all the attempts has failed to far.
  • Australia. While the Australian government will continue seeking hard to introduce a legal i.e. mandatory data retention ways, they’ve already starting doing that in the summer of 2013. But in October 2014, a new bill was finally introduced into Parliament with requirement to IPSs “to retain data for up to 2 years, accessible without a warrant and could possibly be used to target illegal downloading”.
  • UK. United Kingdom as well as the rest of European Union is subject to the EU’s Data Retention Directive with all data kept for at least a year or two.
  • EU. On March 15th, 2006, the EU adopted harsh Data Retention Directive which makes the Member States to adhere fully and ensure the communication provider retain certain data  from 6 months and up to 2 years depending on the country’s decision and legislature.
  • Italy. According to Italian legislature, legal data retention came act in July, 2015. ISP data must be retain by the Internet service providers for at least 12 months, yet the law fails to specify the traffic data amendment. No content of Internet communications should be stored at all.
  • Germany. It has implemented its own directive and the law went valid on January 1st, 2008 saying all communication data should be retained within 6 months.
  • Slovakia. Under the legislature, the telecommunication data is stored up to 6 months including data related to the email, Internet, internet telephony and 12 months for other types of communication.
  • Sweden. Data Retention Directed came into force in May 2012 although Sweden has been fined €3 million by the Court of Justice of the European Union for being late! Once again, data retention is active for 6 months.
  • Czech Republic. Telecommunication data to be stored between 6 and 12 months.
  • Norway. The EU’s Data Retention Directive went into effect on January 1st, 2015.
  • Denmark. It has implemented the EU data retention directive with additional logging all Internet flow or sessions between operator-operator, operator- consumers.
  • China. Restrictive on Internet censorship, China has no strict policies on data retention so far.

Conclusion

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Comments

  1. Germany stores currently no data of this type

    • That’s correct, but won’t be in the nearest future, experts say.
      The Bundestag of Germany did implement a directive “Gesetz zur Neuregelung der Telekommunikationsüberwachung und anderer verdeckter Ermittlungsmaßnahmen sowie zur Umsetzung der Richtlinie 2006/24/EG”. Under this law, that became active on March 2nd, 2010,
      The legislature of Germany has fully transformed the Directive through an amendment of the German Telecommunication Act effective Jan. 1st, 2008. Telecommunication services had become obligated to retain traffic data for 6 months for general law enforcement reasons. On March 2, 2010, the German Federal Constitutional Court declared the new law null. As a result, the court didn’t review the data retention concept unconstitutional, but it took the problem of the Directive implementation to a new level with regards to having it applied differently in Germany. According to the proceedings – the law exceeds the limits of the constitutional right of individual’s informational self-determination. In 2012, the law of data retention went inactive and until now there was no substitute to it. The debate between Germany and EU continues although it may seem that it has fully lost its grounds. It is anticipated that after years of endless discussions in court, a final decision will be made. It is expected that the new amendment on data retention in Germany will be quite moderate in comparison to its first attributions.
      We belive it is just a matter of time for EU to make the final decision regarding the data retention act in Germany, otherwise other EU members will not be willing to amend to the initial EU’s Data Retention Directive.

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