As you probably know, I am based in Switzerland. Since quite some time, Swiss ISPs are mandated to retain their IP-logs for a few months in order to support Law Enforcement.

It seems that the US is now going down this road as well and it will be interesting to see, what kind of data have to be logged an retained. As always the big issue is the delicate balance between privacy, the requirements of the industry, and the need of Law Enforcement.

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8MQJU880.htm

Roger