Police want 10 years of records

Technology ReviewThe government has requested laws that mandate data retention for over 10 years. Must all technologies be built to ensure that what they hear is retained and made available for law enforcement’s inspection?

Think about this for a moment. The government is not just demanding access to information collected in the ordinary course of business; they are seeking laws to require companies to keep 10 years worth of very detailed data on their customers just in case those customers are maybe suspected of doing something wrong in the future.

In other words, any time a police officer decides they don't like you, they can search 10 years of records to find a reason to get you in trouble.

No one can survive that kind of scrutiny by a motivated adversarial party.

This entry was published Thu Mar 24 12:19:16 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-03-24 12:19:16.0. [Tweet]

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