Niall Firth and Andrew Levy
UK Daily Mail
Monday, June 7th, 2010
Every Google web search could be stored for up to two years under a controversial new EU plan that has the backing of more than 300 Euro-MEPs.
‘Written Declaration 29’ is intended to be used as an early warning system to stop paedophiles by logging what they look for using search engines.
But civil liberty groups have hit out at the proposal which they say is a ‘completely unjustifiable’ intrusion into citizens’ privacy.
And they claim that there is no evidence that it would even be effective in trapping paedophiles who would never use search engines like Google to look for child pornography.
The declaration, sponsored by an Italian and a Slovakian MEP, claims that it is ‘essential to ensure that the internet continues to afford a high level of virtual democracy, which does not present any threat to women and children.’
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