Overly Long Data Retention Threatens Italians' Privacy

A new and alarming amendment concerning data retention has been approved by the Chamber of Deputies and is now to be examined by the Senate. The initiative, intentionally proposed in at a time of low political activity, would allow electronic communications providers to retain their clients' data for six years. They are not allowed to reveal the content of the communications, but can register anything else, thus having a great deal on private information. However, the six-year retention window is not compliant with EU regulations, giving hope that the amendment will be rejected.