EU wants seven year data retention

Simpson, Cris cris.simpson at
Fri May 25 13:37:29 PDT 2001

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I mentioned this on the SRP conference call.  


Eurocops want seven-year retention of all phone, Net traffic

The official EU body that represents the member governments will
recommend the long-term retention of personal data at a meeting
with the European Commission later this month, according to
documents leaked to London-based civil liberties journal Statewatch.

The Council of the European Union, which represents the 15
member governments, will discuss implementing a policy originally
designed with the FBI six years ago. It calls for the retention of "every
phone call, every mobile phone call, every fax, every e-mail, every
website's contents, all internet usage, from anywhere, by everyone,
to be recorded, archived and be accessible for at least seven
years," notes the journal. 

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