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Europe to monitor, record net and phone use

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:48 pm
by burnitdown
European governments are preparing legislation to require companies to keep detailed data about people’s Internet and phone use that goes beyond what the countries will be required to do under a European Union directive.

In Germany, a proposal from the Ministry of Justice would essentially prohibit using false information to create an e-mail account, making the standard Internet practice of creating accounts with pseudonyms illegal.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/20/busin ... ref=slogin