Thursday, February 23, 2006

UK Rapped Over EU Data Retention Law

Alfred Hermida writes for The BBC:

Britain's net industry has named the UK presidency of the EU as its villain of the year.

The Internet Service Providers' Association (Ispa) singled out the UK for its role in pushing for Europe-wide data retention laws.

The laws, requiring telecom operators to store phone and internet data to help fight terrorism, received its final go-ahead earlier this week.

Net companies are concerned about the cost of holding and managing the data.

More here.


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