The Electronic Frontier Foundation and others counter that attempts to mandate data retention, as it’s known, are shot through with shortsightedness. They say such sensitive private information could be leaked accidentally by companies, IP addresses are not always reliable enough to identify perpetrators, and web users could be “chilled” into dodging sites that contain unpopular political opinions or discuss potentially embarrassing medical conditions. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
CaliforniaWatch.org