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European Commission position on anonymisers

European Commission position on anonymisers

European law requires data retention – tracking details of every email you send. But data retention is easily circumvented by using anonymous email services. So will European law eventually prohibit anonymous email as well?

Jens Holm MEP recently put down a question on this issue. Here’s the text of his question and the Commission’s rather lukewarm response – while anonymisers might not be under threat at European level at the moment, the answer suggests that this might change in the not too distant future:

Source – IT Law in Ireland

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