FROM TODAY, ISPs have to keep records of what you get up to online for a minimum of 12 months.
This is because the Government thinks you might be a criminal or terrorist. Criminals and terrorists are increasingly just people who simply disagree with the Government.
The move is contained in an EC directive that extends data retention obligations beyond telcos to ISPs.
The content of emails and VoIP calls doesn't have to be stored. Just the time and date of any communications you may have with anyone at all.
ISPs will have to hand over details of your electronic communications to virtually any semi-official busybody who asks for them. µ
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