EU mandates keeping an eye on communication info
December 15th, 2005

The European Parliament passed a measure requiring data providers to hold onto users’ communication information for a period between six months and two years. While this is intended to aid anti-terrorism policing, it also worries critics for privacy and market competitiveness reasons.

One wrinkle: Wired notes that

only 20 percent of e-mail would be covered since many service providers were based outside the bloc.

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