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Graham: Anti-Terrorist Database Plans Flawed

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

November 8, 2010

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said that after finding Google responsible for a "significant breach" of data protection rules, the company cannot be trusted to store data in accordance with the new anti-terrorism plan proposed by the UK government, reports The Australian. The plan requires companies and Internet service providers to store details of customers' Internet and telephone communications, states the report. Earlier, the government dismissed proposals for a central government database, but Graham still has concerns. "Anyone who thinks that storing the information with the communication service providers, rather than in a big database, solves the problem hasn't been paying attention with what's been going on with Google," he said.
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