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.
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.
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.
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.