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UK Rushes Email Legislation That Would Require Telecoms to Save User Email Data For a Year

  • Newsweek, Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:24 AM

The UK government is pushing through emergency legislation that will require telecoms to retain user data, including email and phone contacts, for a year. The government claims that the legislation is vital to protect national security. The move was triggered by  a 2006 European Union directive requiring communication companies to retain data for a year. The law was thrown out by the European Court of Justice in April 2014.

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