UK e-mail law ‘attack on rights’

Rules forcing internet companies to keep details of every e-mail sent in the UK are a waste of money and an attack on civil liberties, say critics.From March all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will by law have to keep information about every e-mail sent or received in the UK for a year.Human rights group Liberty says it is worried what will happen next.The Home Office insists the data, which does not include e-mails’ content, is vital for crime and terror inquiries.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7819230.stmNew e-mail law ‘is an attack on civil liberties’
Upcoming rules that force internet companies to hold details of every e-mail sent in Britain are a waste of money and an attack on privacy, according to a prominent security expert.From March, all internet service providers (ISPs) will have to keep data about e-mails sent and received in the UK for a year. The content of individual e-mails will not be kept by the authorities, but the timing and number of each communication will be stored.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article5481787.ece

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