Comcast says to keep Internet records for 180 days

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An executive with U.S. cable operator Comcast Corp. told lawmakers on Tuesday the company will hold on to Web address records for a longer period of time under a new policy to help law enforcement.

Comcast Vice President Gerard Lewis said at a House of Representatives hearing that Comcast would retain records on Internet protocol addresses assigned to computers connected to its network for 180 days, up from 31 days under its current policy.

“We are confident that this policy will enable Comcast to become more responsive to valid law enforcement requests for IP address information,” Lewis said in a statement before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on combating online child pornography.

Source: Reuters


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