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MEPs reject UK’s communications data retention plans

Posted by James Hammerton @ 9:44 pm on 30 September, 2005.
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The British government has been pushing the European Union to require telecommunications providers to store all the data about who people communicate with (but not the contents of those communications), for a minimum of a year and possibly indefinitely.

The Register recently reported that MEPs have voted against these proposals.

These proposals would have involved companies storing data about e.g. who you phone/email and who phones/emails you, for a year for retrospective searching by the police and security agencies of EU states. The British government tried to implement a voluntary retention scheme in the UK but this was resisted by the internet and telecomms providers.

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