European Countries Drafting ISP Data Retention Laws

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. Even now, Internet service providers in Europe divulge customer information -- which they normally keep on hand for about three months, for billing purposes -- to police officials with legally valid orders on a routine basis, said Peter Fleischer, the Paris-based European privacy counsel for Google.

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