As the New York times writes, the Justice Department is asking Internet companies to keep records on the Web-surfing activities of their customers to aid law enforcement, and may propose legislation to force them to do so.
You can read the article on the web site, but what’s interesting is how they are going to comply with some of the EU requirements, including the one for ensuring anonymous access to the Internet, which is a task of the ISPs themselves.
In anycase, that is not a surprising move. Under the slogan “All in fight with terrorism”, the American society seems to have peacefully agreed to get rid of some of the basic human rights, esp. the ones related to privacy.
I will ask Mark Rottenberg, executive director of EPIC to comment on that issue.