How Long Do Cell Companies Store Your Data? [Infographic]

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on September 29th, 2011

Do you know how long your cell provider is storing your text messages, call logs, and other personal information? Find out here.

Wired magazine shares a document from the Department of Justice:

The single-page Department of Justice document, “Retention Periods of Major Cellular Service Providers,” (.pdf) is a guide for law enforcement agencies looking to get information — like customer IP addresses, call logs, text messages and web surfing habits – out of U.S. telecom companies, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

For a full look at the infographic, hit up the link below. If you’re not worried about a pretty presentation and want to check out the original document you can see a scan of it here.

Which Telecom Stores Your Data the Longest? [Wired]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/29/11
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