The Internet Never Forgets

Former CEI research associate Achim Schmillen has a great op-ed today in the Detroit News on proposed new “data retention” regulations:

Do you remember every Web site you visited, every e-mail you sent and every word you Googled during the last two years? Probably not, but your Internet service provider might — especially if a popular proposal in Washington becomes law.

In September, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales called for a law to force Internet service providers (ISPs) to store customer information for one to two years. Rep. Dianne DeGette, D-Colo., plans to introduce such a “data retention” bill this coming spring.

Read the whole thing here.