EU seeks to limit data retention rules to one year
Members of the European Parliament's civil liberties committee voted on Thursday to limit to 12 months the maximum period for which telephone companies and Internet service providers should store call data logs.
The new rules being negotiated by Parliament and 25 European Union governments are designed to help law enforcement agencies track terrorist suspects. Police and intelligence agencies managed to identify the bombers in the London and Madrid attacks at least partly through mobile phone records. EU seeks to limit data retention rules to one year - Computerworld
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