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Gov’t Wants Internet Companies to Hold User Records

The Justice Department has asked internet companies to keep, for at least 2 years, their customers' web usage histories, and may consider proposing a law to make to make the retention mandatory. While the attorney general argues the data would be used to find and prosecute terrorists and criminals trafficking in child pornography, privacy rights activists warn that the information could easily be misused. Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center, said, "Data retention is open-ended. The government is saying, 'Keep everything about everyone and we'll sort it out later.' "

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June 2, 2006 - Posted by | Civil Liberties

1 Comment »

  1. Well the fact that it can be easily misused doesn’t mean misuse. It’s a double-edged sword, but I know the government isn’t interested in what sites I visit.

    Comment by Devil's Advocate | June 3, 2006 | Reply


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