There have been plenty of stories about various governments, often at the behest of either law enforcement or the entertainment industry, pushing for data retention laws. It seems especially ironic in Europe, where privacy laws are a much bigger deal, that they would also push for data retention, which is the opposite of a privacy law.

Here is a link to a review of the new data retention law in France (click here) [Cela inclut des liens vers les versions françaises]