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Does anyone know how long VZW holds wireless broadband users' data info?
NYC1717
Newbie

I'm interested in purchasing a wireless broadband device from Verizon Wireless. I've increasingly have become more concerned and aware about how my personal information and data is handled by my internet providers and services I use. With recent attacks on Google and other major companies it worries me that these services hold my data for such a long period of time.

 

I read VZW privacy policy but it doesn't state how long they keep mobile broadband user data such as websites visited, ip addresses used, and other information inputed for. If anyone knows what the time frame is or can point me in the right direction of how I can find out, I'd really appreciate it. 

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Re: Does anyone know how long VZW holds wireless broadband users' data info?
nmchileman
Master

They've never officially released a time-frame. However, based on what I know about how long they keep general voice and text/data records I would say it's about 60-90 days. 

 

 

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NYC1717
Newbie

Only 60 to 90 days? I know that could holds users' search queries for 18 months. If anyone else can elaborate or provide more information please do! I wish Verizon would publicly tell how long they retain our information.

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Re: Does anyone know how long VZW holds wireless broadband users' data info?
Cell-Tower-Technician

This is how long Verizon keeps your data:

Subscriber info for post paid subscribers - 3 to 5 years

Call Detail records - 1 Rolling year

Cell towers used by Phone (or Internet device) - 1 Rolling Year

Text message Details - 1 Rolling Year

IP Session info - 1 Rolling Year

IP Destination Info - 90 days

Bill Copies - 3 to 5 Years

Payment History - 3 to 5 Years

Service Applications (Post Paid) - 3 to 5 years

All of this info is according to the Department of Justice: http://www.businesslitigationperspectives.com/Cell%20Data%20Retention.jpg

Keep in mind, thats just VZ. The NSA stores much more data including ALL your Metadata indefinitely according to all the leaking documents lately. Thats why they are building the new super data center in Utah. 

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