Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee

6.01.2006

First, your phone. Next, your web browser

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is proposing that all Internet service providers (ISPs) be required to save records of their customers' online habits for two years. He met with the heads of several ISPs last week to discuss the idea.

"We want this for terrorism," Gonzales said, according to one person familiar with the discussion.

Gonzales' earlier position had only emphasized how mandatory data retention would help thwart child exploitation.

The notion of privacy is fast becoming an endangered concept. I'm sure that if former AG Janet Reno were proposing these ideas, there would be nothing but support from conservative Republicans who are expressing little to no opposition.

Hat tip to the Nate Report.

1 Comments:

At 6/02/2006 02:42:00 PM, Blogger Craig said...

So where does it stop?

 

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