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Your ISP as Net watchdog
Saturday, January 1, 2005
This article reports on the U.S. Department of Justice exploration of data retention rules that could permit police to obtain records of e-mail, browsing or chat-room activity months after ISPs ordinarily would have deleted the logs. Data retention could aid criminal and terrorism prosecutions, but privacy worries and questions about the practicality of assembling massive databases of customer behavior could engender stiff opposition to the proposal.