From: Jurriaan Bendien (adsl675281@TISCALI.NL)
Date: Sat Jan 20 2007 - 20:15:39 EST
Dutch Telecom- and internetproviders should according to the Dutch Cabinet be legally obliged to keep data on the behaviour of their clients for one and a half years, as indicated by drafts of new legislation sent to the enterprises concerned. The enterprises have meanwhile objected to this proposal in a joint reply to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. According to a KPN spokesperson, the proposed legislation would obviously create higher costs, and he expected problems in storing that much data. The data storage required by the proposed law does not include the content of calls, but telephone numbers, call locations and the length of calls. It is argued that for state security services that information can be useful in combatting terrorism and serious crime. The enterprises insist however that the onus is on the government to make the plan workable, and say they expect a suitable compensation... Privacy, insofar as it exists, is certainly becoming a very nuanced and subtle concept these days. J.
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