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News article:-

http://www.cio.com/article/684024/German_Crime_Stats_Deal_Blow_to_EU_s_Data_Retention_Laws

There used to be considerable resistance to suggestions that research 
into the amount of use (if any) of personal data stored within systems 
taking place as a means of justifying retention, or justifying 
destruction.  (Research information would often be reasonably simply 
collectable from audit trails)  It rather seemed people were happier 
increasing retention periods for data without any research, but 
strongly resisted using scientific research to inform the wider issues 
within retention or destruction debates.

Is anybody aware of any 
recent research similar to the above elsewhere?

Ian W

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