Data retention adds up when it comes to forensic intelligence, i.e. criminal investigation and national security. Yet surveillance normally conflicts with the basic right to privacy. For this reason, current legislation foresees particularly high security of traffic data (metadata!) on the basis of state-of-the-art technology, in order for data retention to comply with statutory, constitutional rights. Hence, „maximum security“, which postulates state-of-the-art technology, owes clarification.
Sealed Freeze technology enjoys the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s support and was developed explicitly for this purpose, i.e. to protect metadata and yet enable privacy compliant, court-ordered access.
On this note, Sealed Freeze complies with Germany’s exemplary, high privacy protection standards and is synonymous with Privacy by Design.
Sealed Freeze in a Nutshell: Its Potential for Data Retention
In other words, the obligated carrier outsources the court-ordered, special-purpose data retention service yet is still entitled, via terminal, to statistics as to recorded call data volumes (Call Data Records) and the number of submitted and processed RFIs.
Illustration of described Sealed Freeze process:
(Usually via data retention SaaS provider, optionally via obligated constituent)
In contrast to conventional, on-premise solutions, data retention as a service provides considerable economic benefits to small providers, in particular:
Nearly no fixed cost with Sealed Freeze, since no hardware, software, or operational costs.