EU wants seven year data retention

Peter Johansson PJohansson at
Fri May 25 13:59:36 PDT 2001

* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at, posted by:
* Peter Johansson <PJohansson at>
At 01:37 PM 5/25/01, Simpson, Cris wrote:

>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.

To paraphrase Max Bialystock, "Springtime for disk drive vendors, autumn 
for civil liberties and the citizenry ..."


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