Friday, September 30, 2011

Personal Data Retention Periods of American Cellular Providers

All American major cellular providers, including Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, and Virgin Mobile all retain personal PRIVATE information in ALL text messages, such as who, when, and the entire content of the text message. Supposedly, only Verizon and Virgin Mobile retain the actual content of the text messages.

Sure, I also have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn...

Verizon, Sprint and Nextel retain IP session and destination information allowing law enforcement CARTE BLANCH to all of your personal and PRIVATE information. This is done so that the GOV.  can find out ALL websites someone has visited on their cell phone.

All GPS movement while you are using your cell phone is also retained by all American cell-phone service providers.  Cell phones continuously transmit GPS data to cell-sites scattered across the nation and cell phone service providers keep records of the this geolocational data, essentially recording the physical movement of EVERYONE using a cell phone.

Verizon and T-Mobile keep that data for one year, Sprint and Nextel keep it up to two years, and AT&T keeps it FOREVER.

The Justice Department document, ” was published in 2010 as a guide for law enforcement agents seeking to obtain cell phone records as follows:

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