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ISPs should be compensated to tackle terrorism

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The European Commission will propose on Wednesday that telecommunications operators and Internet service providers should be compensated for the extra costs of collecting and storing call data to help law enforcement officers track terrorists.

The proposal, which has to be approved by European Union (EU) governments and members of the European Parliament (MEPs), calls for companies to be compensated by their national governments for the additional costs of collecting and storing data beyond their current practices for billing and other commercial purposes.

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