Targeted Data RetentionThe use of targeted data retention practices has raised concerns in the constitutional issues involved as well as the costs to the consumers and businesses. The use of data retention and data preservation have been contested as to which method provides more effective results and would allow for less control by government officials. The cost of the two procedures and the responsibilities that are being imposed on Communication Service Providers may help assist with resolving this issue. The need to harmonize these procedures that will balance the interests of consumers, businesses and the law enforcement officials and international governments has posed to be quite the challenge.
The following questions have been addressed in this article:How have agencies reacted to the use of these data retention requirements?