|EU Split Over Anti-Terror Phone Data Logging Rules|
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Mon, 11 Jul 2005 10:13:44 -0500
The European Union is split over how to introduce a law requiring|
phone and Internet usage records to be stored to help fight terrorism
in the wake of the London bombings, an EU official said on Monday.
The executive European Commission is drafting a proposal to harmonize
The Commission's proposal could take up to three years because it
A quick deal among member governments would be open to less public
The Commission says it is seeking to balance the imperatives of
Britain, supported by Ireland, France and Sweden, has led calls for EU
"In the Commission's opinion they are not complementary initiatives,"
"We have to make a choice. The European Union has to choose the
The four EU states proposed after the March 2004 Madrid bombings which
The Commission has recommended a period of six months to a year to
EU interior ministers will discuss data retention at a special meeting
Neither proposal calls for the content of electronic communications to
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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