And another thing…

While the topic of legally-required data retention is fresh in our minds: it’s interesting to introduce the topic of “spam” to sit next to it.

After all, if all email communications are to be monitored, and sender and recipient recorded for posterity, doesn’t that give a great basis on which to do something definitive to deter the perpetrators of various forms of email abuse (unsolicited communications, offensive material, viruses/trojan horses)?

And yet, such a citizen-centric application of the law seems nowhere to be envisaged…

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