An anonymous reader writes: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/20/business/worldb
February 20, 2007
Europe's Plan to Track Phone and Net Use
PARIS, Feb. 19 — European governments are preparing legislation to require companies to keep detailed data about people's Internet and phone use that goes beyond what the countries will be required to do under a European Union directive.
In Germany, a proposal from the Ministry of Justice would essentially prohibit using false information to create an e-mail account, making the standard Internet practice of creating accounts with pseudonyms illegal.