Germany: Bundestag to vote on mass data retention

The German Parliament is to vote on a law obliging phone companies to keep records on all Germans' communications

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If approved, the law would mean that telecommunications data would be saved for ten weeks.  The data would record the time, date and location of each phone call or text message.  The actual content would not be saved.

The proposed legislation is being protested by digital rights activists and will face a legal challenge in Germany’s highest court.

 Source: The Local Germany.