Britain wants every e-mail, phone call recorded
From the Associated Press
April 28, 2009
London – The British government said yesterday it wants communications companies to keep records of every phone call, e-mail and website visit made in the country.
But it has decided not to set up a national database of the information, a proposal that had been condemned as a Big Brother-style invasion of privacy by civil liberties groups.
Instead, the government said it backed a “middle way” that would mean service providers store and organize data on every individual’s phone and Internet traffic so that it could be accessed by police and other authorities on request.
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