This page summarises airangel limited compliance with: [b]DIRECTIVE 2006/24/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 15 March 2006[/b], and specifically the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks.
As quoted in Article 1 (1) of the Directive, the aims are:
'to harmonise Member States’ provisions concerning the obligations of the providers of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks with respect to the retention of certain data which are generated or processed by them, in order to ensure that the data are available for the purpose of the investigation, detection and prosecution of serious crime, as defined by each Member State in its national law.'
Airangel are responsible for collecting and storing information that will only be made available to the relevant authorities to assist in the event of a serious crime. Airangel do not use any information gathered for Lawful Intercept purposes for marketing.
Most public access technologies rely on some kind of Network Address Translation (NAT) while providing access to visitors. This is done primarily to save public IP addresses, which tend to be expensive. NAT offers security to the end user by restricting access to the end user computer from the Internet and in the process offers anonymity to a public user. This anonymity presents challenges when Lawful Intercept is required.
There is a huge concern that public access networks will provide a safe-heaven for users who want to carry out illegal activities on the Internet. These activities include illegally downloading copyrighted material from the Internet, sending threatening emails or engaging in illegal activities in chat rooms.
Additionally, venue owners who offer public access networks and utilize them as a marketing vehicle do not want to have their brand associated with any negative activity on the Internet or be exposed to the potential liabilities associated with not taking the appropriate measures to safeguard such activities.
Airangel provides a range of public access Gateways that use the Nomadix Service Engine Software to provide seamless access to public users. Nomadix solutions enable any kind of user with varied client configurations to get onto the network without making any changes or adding client side software to their laptops or handheld devices. While the technologies simplify the process of getting access, Airangel are acutely aware of the Lawful Intercept issues and requirements. Airangel has a detailed set of solutions and strategies that enable Public Access Service Operators and Venue Owners to comply with Lawful Intercept requirements.