Big Brother Where Art Thou?
FBI, Law Enforcement Seek Substantially Greater Access toUser Data
A survey of 100 state police investigators revealed near unanimity in their desire for a web interface with ISPs to accelerate the process of serving and receiving responses to subpoena requests for information on users. The survey, which was prepared in connection with the federal Online Safety and Technology Working Group also revealed a desire for ISPs to retain user data for up to five years. In speaking to the Work Group, FBI Director Robert Mueller expressed a desire for ISPs to retain search histories as a means to target child pornographers.