Ireland forcing telcoms to store call data.

In another shocking privacy twist, the WebLog of Karlin Lillington recounts an afternoon spent at a briefing by Irish authorities about a proposed new security policy. At this briefing, they revealed that, over a year ago, the Irish government had instructed all telecoms providers to maintain three years worth of data on all voice, fax, or mobile phone calls.

The proposed new retention legistlation is to create a national data repository for keeping up to four years of data on all voice, fax, and mobile calls as well as all email and internet usage.