CmdrTaco from the finally-someone-is-being-data-retentive dept.
submanifold writes "The EU have ratified rules that will force ISP's and other telecommunication companies to retain data for two years. This data includes the time, date and locations of both mobile and landline calls (as well as whether or not they were answered) along with logs of internet activity and email.
Apparently the content itself would not be accessible, merely the data concerning it. However, despite being touted as an anti-terrorist measure, the record industry has already admitted interest in aquiring such data."
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical
problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.