Communications data

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Communications data (sometimes referred to as traffic data or metadata) concerns information about communication.

Communications data is a part of a message that should be distinguished from the content of the message. It contains data on the communication’s origin, destination, route, time, date, size, duration, or type of underlying service.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Convention on Cybercrime. Artikel 1(d): "traffic data" means any computer data relating to a communication by means of a computer system, generated by a computer system that formed a part in the chain of communication, indicating the communication’s origin, destination, route, time, date, size, duration, or type of underlying service.

See also[edit]