Nate Anderson at Ars shares reporting from the Online Safety and Technology Working Group in DC last week. The agency’s push for greater retention is not new. The current head, Robert Mueller, served in the position previously when he also pushed for longer retention.
This is at odds with ISPs and other service providers trying to shorten their terms to strike a better balance with privacy concerns raised by users and advocacy groups. Nate also explains how the EU is already in the midst of trying to reconcile data retention stipulated by law enforcement acts and the trend to greater privacy otherwise.