EU executive plans no new data retention law

March 12, 2015 6:28 PM

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will not introduce a new law requiring telecom companies to store the communications data of European Union citizens for security purposes, the EU home affairs commissioner said on Thursday.

Since the deadly Islamist attacks in Paris in January, several European governments have called for stronger counter-terrorism measures, including greater cooperation from technology companies in removing terrorist content online.

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