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Data Retention In Europe

01 February 2006

Via Satellite

In the last days of December, the European Union was poised to adopt rules on data traffic retention that telecommunications providers must save for law enforcement purposes — rules that could cost some satellite operators and service providers very substantial amounts of time and money.

Remarkably, for a continent that highlights its protection of data privacy and attention to human rights, the new rules would likely have a very intrusive impact.

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