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Data retention as mass surveillance: the need for an evaluative framework

Clarke, Roger


Many governments have been endeavouring to force providers of communications services to gather data about their customers’ electronic traffic and store that data for lengthy periods of time. The purpose of this is to enable law enforcement agencies to gain access to data when they want it. These initiatives are commonly referred to as ‘data retention’ measures. This document commences by providing a brief and necessarily superficial presentation of the nature of the proposals and the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: International Data Privacy Law


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