Resistance to ISP Data Retention Proposal
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.July 13, 2011
A leading privacy advocate and a congressman have criticized the proposed federal law that would require Internet service providers to retain customer information for 18 months in order to assist in investigations. Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said the proposal contradicts data security trends that encourage deleting data frequently to avoid breaches, The Hill reports. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) said at a hearing yesterday that the bill "needs a lot of fixing up" and that "It's not ready for prime time."