Internet service providers are keeping information on all of their users for a period of at least one year now. A requirement to keep records on internet sites visited, searches made and to whom customers talk was much talked about this year with the scandal that erupted regarding the NSA and its collection of information. The government wanted this information in order to more easily prosecute electronic crimes such as child pornography. But opinions remain divided, with some believing that is a good thing, while others saying it’s a violation of an individual’s right to privacy. This camp feels it is wrong to collect data on all users, even those with no criminal past. No matter where you stand on this issue, you may find it eye opening to see that all time spent online leaves footprints. And those footprints do not simply vanish into some vast void in the electronic atmosphere.
Internet Providers, And Keeping Customer Information