Ireland’s Justice Minister, Dermot Ahern TD, has published a Bill that will require the retention of all telephone and internet data for a minimum of two years to facilitate criminal investigations.
The Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2009 will enable a member of An Garda Síochána not below the rank of chief superintendent to instruct an internet service provider (ISP) to hand over data as part of a criminal investigation.
Read more on Silicon Republic. The bill seems to require retention of Internet data for 12 months, and telephone data for two years. The data being retained do not include the contents of any email, but “just” the who, when, and where of the communication.
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