From: Sven Anderson <sven@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 10:25:08 AM
Subject: No data
retention in germany for donated services
Karsten N. just sent to the German exitnodes list a link to an article, which is very convincing and legally well-founded (see below). It explains that any service that is being donated to the public, that is, without taking money or any other return service (like advertisements) for it, is _not_ obliged to retain any connection data! Furthermore, since there is no gray area, who isn't obliged to retain data is not _allowed_ to retain data, and can be charged with a fee up to 10.000 EUR for doing so! Since Tor is without doubts such a donated service, this turns the tables, and it is clearly a risk for a Tor operator in Germany to retain any data. (You would have to proof that you're financing your Tor node by a return service of the users and therefore are obliged to retain connection data. ;-) )
Thanks for that link, Karsten!
Anfang der weitergeleiteten E-Mail:
> Von: "Karsten
> Datum: 24. November 2008 10:26:02 MEZ
> An: exitnodes@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Betreff: keine VDS für unentgeltliche Dienste
> Hallo Tor-Admin,
> bei datenspeicherung.de
gibt es einen interessanten Aufsatz zu
> Speicherpflichten aus §113a TKG (VDS).
> Demnach dürfen Tor-Nodes (ausdrücklich erwähnt!) *keine* Daten speichern.
> Karsten N.