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Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 820
Adopted 4 December 2007

Procedures by which Pre-trial Investigative Institutions, Bodies Performing Investigatory Operations, State Security Institutions, Office of the Prosecutor and Court Request and a Merchant of Electronic Communications Transfers Data to be Retained, and Procedures by which Statistical Information regarding Requests of Data to be Retained and Issuing thereof is Compiled

Issued pursuant to Section 71.1,
Paragraphs four and five
of the Electronic Communications Law

1. These Regulations prescribe:

1.1. the procedures according to which pre-trial investigative institutions, bodies performing investigatory operations, State security institutions (hereinafter - authority), the Office of the Prosecutor and court shall request and a merchant of electronic communications shall transfer data to be retained; and

1.2. the procedures and volume in which the Data State Inspectorate shall compile statistical information regarding the requests to receive data to be retained from the authorities (hereinafter - request) and regarding the issuing of data to be retained.

2. The head of the authority shall assign officials who are authorised to request the data to be retained (hereinafter - authorised official). A merchant of electronic communications shall be notified regarding the authorised officials, by sending it the necessary contact information (the given name, surname, position, address, telephone number, fax, e-mail).

3. The merchant of electronic communications shall assign persons who ensure the transfer of data to be retained to the authorities, the Office of the Prosecutor and court upon the request thereof. The authorities, the Office of the Prosecutor and court shall be notified regarding the authorised officials, by sending them the necessary contact information (the given name, surname, position, address, telephone number, fax, e-mail).

4. Authorities, the Office of the Prosecutor and court shall ensure:

4.1. evaluation of the necessity and proportionality of the requests for data to be retained;

4.2. performance of activities specified within regulatory enactments to justify the request;

4.3. registration of the requests, identifying the authorised official who requested the data, the official who proposed the request of data to be retained, as well as the number of the particular criminal case or of the investigatory operation's process case in the scope of which the data to be retained are being requested;

4.4. registration of the received data to be retained, indicating the official to whom the received data have been transferred; and

4.5. protection of the received data to be retained in accordance with the regulatory enactments which regulate information protection.

5. A merchant of electronic communications shall ensure:

5.1. transfer of the data to be retained in the volume and form indicated in the request;

5.2. registration of the requests, identifying employees who prepare the data to be retained indicated in the request for issuance;

5.3. registration of the issued data (response to requests) to be retained, indicating the employee who has issued the relevant data; and

5.4. protection to the information regarding the received requests and issuance of the data to be retained in conformity with the regulatory enactments regulating the protection of information.

6. The necessary data to be retained shall be requested by an authorised official, the Office of the Prosecutor, or court by sending a request to the merchant of electronic communications, in which the legal basis, volume, type and the term for the providing of a response for the request of data to be retained are indicated (Annex 1, 2 and 3).

7. A request may also be sent electronically, if a contract referred to in Paragraph 8 of these Regulations has been concluded with the merchant of electronic communications.

8. Authorities, the office of the prosecutor and court may enter into a contract with a merchant of electronic communications regarding electronic exchange of data to be retained. Requirements regarding encoding of information and identification of persons, conditions for the security of data to be retained and for issuance of information in matters of urgency, as well as the obligations of the parties shall be provided for in the contract.

9. Regarding each subject or object a separate request shall be prepared.

10. A merchant of electronic communications shall ensure submission of the data to be retained within the following time periods after the receipt of a request:

10.1. within 30 days, if such data are requested, which were retained more than six months ago;

10.2. within 10 days, if such data are requested, which have been retained during the last six months;

10.3. in matters of urgency, if the transfer of data within the time period referred to in Sub-paragraphs 10.1 or 10.2 may hinder the prevention or disclosure of a criminal offence, saving a person's life or protection of the State or public safety (hereinafter - matter of urgency) - within three hours, if the data requested have been retained within a time period of the last twenty-four hours; and

10.4. in matters of urgency, if the data referred to in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Annex 1, Paragraphs 1, 9, 10 and 13 of Annex 2 or Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Annex 3 to these Regulations have been requested - within an hour.

11. If due to technical limitation reasons it is not possible to ensure transfer of the data to be retained within the time periods referred to in Paragraph 10 of these Regulations, a merchant of electronic communications shall inform thereof the relevant authority, the Office of the Prosecutor or court, and the requested data shall be submitted without delay, as soon as possible.

12. Until 1 February of the current year a merchant of electronic communications shall submit to the Data State Inspectorate the following information regarding the requests submitted in conformity with Section 71.1, Paragraph one of the Electronic Communications Law by authorities, the Office of the Prosecutor or court:

12.1. the total number of requests;

12.2. the time period (in months) that has elapsed from the date of retaining the data until the date when the authority, Office of the Prosecutor or court has requested the relevant data; and

12.3. the number of cases when it has not been possible to issue the requested data to be retained.

13. The Data State Inspectorate shall compile and transfer the information referred to in Paragraph 12 of these Regulations to the European Commission within a period of two months.

14. As from 15 March 2009 merchants of electronic communications have the duty to ensure the transfer of data to be stored referred to in Annex 3 to these Regulations to the authorities, Office of the Prosecutor and court.

Informative Reference to European Union Directive

These Regulations contain legal norms arising from Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC.

Prime Minister A. Kalvītis

Minister for the Interior I.Godmanis

 

Annex 1
Cabinet Regulation No. 820
4 December 2007

  The request to the merchant of electronic communications, which ensures services of the public fixed telephone network, to issue data to be retained  
           
  (name of the electronic communications merchant)  
                   
          (address)  
                   
1. Name of the authority  
                   
  address           , postal code   ,  
                   
  registration date ________________ (d/m/y), time _____ _____, No._______  
                   
2. In accordance with Section 71.1, Paragraph one of the Electronic Communications Law and on the basis of (indicate the relevant type of justification with an "X")
       
____________________________ of the Criminal Procedure Law
____________________________ of the Investigatory Operations Law    
____________________________ of the Law on State Security Institutions    
                   
  please provide the data to be retained regarding          
          (subject or object)    
         
  for the time period from   (time)    
    (date, month, year)      
  until           (time)    
    (date, month, year)      
                   
3. The following volume of the data to be retained is requested: (indicate the necessary category of data with an "X")
               
                   
Category of Data Yes No
3.1. the subscriber or registered user - initiator of the call - the given name, surname, personal identity and the address of the installation (location) of the terminal equipment of a natural person or the name, registration number and the address of the installation (location) of the terminal equipment of a legal person  
3.2. the calling telephone number  

3.3. the registered user of the telephone number called - the given name, surname, personal identity number and the address of the installation (location) of the terminal equipment of a natural person or the name, registration number and the address of the installation (location) of the terminal equipment of a legal person

 
3.4. the called telephone number  
3.5. the telephone number to which the call is routed in the case of call forwarding  
3.6. the user to which the call is routed in the case of call forwarding - the given name, surname, personal identity number and the address of the installation (location) of the terminal equipment of a natural person or the name, registration number and the address of the installation (location) of the terminal equipment of a legal person  
3.7. the commencement and end date and time of the connection  
3.8. the type of electronic communications service provided  
3.9. explanatory information
 
4. The term for the providing of a response:
4.1. within 30 days
4.2. within 10 days
4.3. within three hours
4.4. within an hour
5. The response shall be provided:
5.1. in paper form
5.2. in computerised form
         
(position of the authorised official of the institution)   (signature)*   (given name, surname)

Telephone__________, e-mail_____________

Note.

* The requisite "paraksts" [signature] of the document shall not be filled out, if the electronic document has been prepared in conformity with the regulatory enactments regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

Minister for the Interior I.Godmanis

Annex 2
Cabinet Regulation No. 820
4 December 2007

 

  Request to the Merchant of Electronic Communications, which Ensures Services of the Public Mobile Telephone Network, to Issue Data to Be Retained  
           
  (name of the electronic communications merchant)  
                   
          (address)  
                   
1. Name of the authority  
                   
  address           , postal code   ,  
                   
  registration date ________________ (d/m/y), time _____ _____, No._______  
                   

2. In accordance with Section 71.1, Paragraph one of the Electronic Communications Law and on the basis of (indicate the relevant type of justification with an "X")

       
____________________________ of the Criminal Procedure Law
____________________________ of the Investigatory Operations Law    
____________________________ of the Law on State Security Institutions    
                   
  please provide the data to be retained regarding          
          (subject or object)    
         
  for the time period from   (time)    
    (date, month, year)      
  until           (time)    
    (date, month, year)      
                   

3. The following volume of the data to be retained is requested (indicate the necessary category of data with an "X"):

               
                   
Category of Data Yes No
3.1. the subscriber or registered user - initiator of the call - the given name, surname, personal identity number and address of a natural person or the name, registration number and address of a legal person  
3.2. the calling telephone number  
3.3. the called telephone number  
3.4. the telephone number to which the call is routed in the case of call forwarding  
3.5. the registered user of the telephone number called - the given name, surname, personal identity number of a natural person or a legal person's name, registration number and the address indicated  
3.6. the registered user to which the call is routed in the case of call forwarding - the given name, surname, personal identity number of a natural person or the name and registration number of a legal person  
3.7. the commencement and end date and time of the connection  
3.8. the type of electronic communications service provided  
3.9. the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) of the calling party  
3.10. the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the calling party  
3.11. the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) of the called party  
3.12. the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the called party  
3.13. if the user of a pre-paid service is anonymous - the date and time of the activation of the service and the location label (for example, Cell ID) from which the service was activated  
3.14. the mobile communications terminal equipment location label (for example, Cell ID) at the start of the connection  
3.15. data which allows to identify the geographic location of each mobile communications network cell by reference to their location labels (for example, Cell ID) during the period for which data are retained  
3.16. explanatory information
 
4. The term for the providing of a response:
4.1. within 30 days
4.2. within 10 days
4.3. within three hours
4.4. within an hour
5. The response shall be provided:
5.1. in paper form
5.2. in computerised form
                   
         
(position of the authorised official of the institution)   (signature)*   (given name, surname)

Telephone______________, e-mail___________

Note.

* The requisite "paraksts" [signature] of the document shall not be filled out, if the electronic document has been prepared in conformity with the regulatory enactments regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

Minister for the Interior I.Godmanis

 

Annex 3
Cabinet Regulation No. 820
4 December 2007

  Request to the Merchant of Electronic Communications, which Ensures Internet Access Services, to Issue Data to Be Retained  
           
  (name of the electronic communications merchant)  
                   
          (address)  
                   
1. Name of the authority  
                   
  address           , postal code   ,  
                   
  registration date ________________ (d/m/y), time _____ _____, No._______  
                   

2. In accordance with Section 71.1, Paragraph one of the Electronic Communications Law and on the basis of (indicate the relevant type of justification with an "X")

       
____________________________ of the Criminal Procedure Law
____________________________ of the Investigatory Operations Law    
____________________________ of the Law on State Security Institutions    
                   
  please provide the data to be retained regarding          
          (subject or object)    
         
  for the time period from   (time)    
    (date, month, year)      
  until           (time)    
    (date, month, year)      
                   

3. The following volume of the data to be retained is requested: (indicate the necessary category of data with an "X")

               
                   
Category of Data Yes No
3.1. the user ID(s) allocated  
3.2. the subscriber or registered user to whom an Internet Protocol (IP) address was allocated at the time of the connection - the given name, surname, personal identity number of a natural person or the name, registration number and address, ID and telephone number of a legal person  
3.3. voice telephony call (using Internet Protocol (IP)) recipient ID or telephone number  
3.4. the date and time (based on the relevant time zone) of the log-in and log-off of the public Internet access service, together with the IP address, whether dynamic or static, allocated by the Internet access service provider, and the user ID  
3.5. the date and time (based on the relevant time zone) of the log-in and log-off of the sending of e-mail or voice telephony call (using Internet Protocol (IP))  
3.6. the type of the public Internet access service  
3.7. the calling telephone number for dial-up access  
3.8. the digital subscriber line (DSL) or other access line ID of the originator of the connection  
3.9. explanatory information
 
4. The term for the providing of a response:
4.1. within 30 days
4.2. within 10 days
4.3. within three hours
4.4. within an hour
5. The response shall be provided:
5.1. in paper form
5.2. in computerised form
                   
         
(position of the authorised official of the institution)   (signature)*   (given name, surname)

Telephone_____________, e-mail___________

Note.

* The requisite "paraksts" [signature] of the document shall not be filled out, if the electronic document has been prepared in conformity with the regulatory enactments regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

Minister for the Interior I.Godmanis

 


Translation © 2008 Tulkošanas un terminoloģijas centrs (Translation and Terminology Centre)

 
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