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Data Retention Should Last One Year, US Gov't Tells Australia 98

Posted by timothy
from the governments-tend-toward-such-things dept.
mask.of.sanity writes "The United States and Australia will enter bilateral talks in an attempt to unify controversial policies that would force internet providers to retain logs on the online habits of citizens. The US has urged Australia to take a moderate approach as it drafts its legislation and said it should not keep logs for longer than a year. Some EU nations keep the logs for as long as five years, although European nations disagree over the need for the plan." And of course, that's also how long we should keep recordings of everyone's phone calls, and copies of their (opened) mail, too.
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Data Retention Should Last One Year, US Gov't Tells Australia

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  • Re:Here's the map.. (Score:5, Interesting)

    by dbIII (701233) on Friday February 18, 2011 @09:40AM (#35242656)
    Where do you think Australia gets the tried and tested surveillance technology from? Are you really sure you are not spied on to the same degree if not more?
    You make think your agencies are fluffy vegans but reality is a carnivore tasting everything that comes down the wires it has access to.

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