September 16, 2002 3:52 PM PDT
U.K.'s data-retention proposal dealt blow
The commissioners from various European countries largely rejected the government's sweeping proposals. They said they have "grave doubt as to the legitimacy and legality of such broad measures" and are worried about the financial burden they will place on telecom companies and ISPs. The commissioners also said that "such retention would be an improper invasion of the fundamental rights guaranteed to individuals".
Silicon.com's Graham Hayday reported from London.
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