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An ammended version of the data retention directive has been approved by the European Union parliamentary committee on civil liberties.

This approval puts the directive back on track for the parlimentary plenary vote in December.

The directive will cover communication providers and stipulates that they retain all telephone and internet traffic data for 1 year (telephone) and 6 months (internet data).

The new draft also includes clauses which mean that only a judge can authorise access to the retained data. Something that was not included in the original draft.

The directive also states that governments should compensate businesses for the cost of compliance with the directive.

German MEP Alexander Alvaro also said: "It had a two-thirds majority in committee, and I think this is a quite realistic estimation for plenary too."
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