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EU To Monitor All Internet Searches 340

Xemu writes "The European Parliament is issuing a written declaration about the need to set up an early warning system to combat sexual child abuse. However, the substance of the declaration is to extend the EU data retention directive to search engines, so that all searches done on for example Google will be monitored. If you are a citizen concerned about the right to privacy and freedom on the Internet, you can help by sending e-mail to the MEPs from your country and explaining the issue to them."

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Submission + - EU Parliament use child porn to log Google search (

An anonymous reader writes: A written declaration in the European Parliament plays the child porn card to be able to store all searches on the internet.
Written Declaration 29 says that the "Commission [needs] to implement Directive 2006/24/EC and extend it to search engines in order to tackle online child pornography and sex offending rapidly and effectively". What they don't say is that Directive 2006/24/EC is the Data Retention Directive, and that storing all internet searches probably won't stop child pornography or sex offenders, but is just another way to take us one step further "1984".

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