that the European Union data retention directive has passed its last hurdle. "At their meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, the Ministers of Justice and Home Secretaries of the EU have paved the way for the retention of telephone and Internet data without grounds for suspicion. Without any further discussion, they approved a directive already passed last December with votes from the main people's parties in the EU Parliament. This directive makes it mandatory for telecommunications providers to retain data from the last six to 24 months for some 450 million EU citizens.
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