ITers approve terror laws

Only 14% of IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question poll believe new government...

Only 14% of IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question poll believe new government legislation forcing Internet service providers (ISPs) to store e-mail traffic will damage confidence in UK e-business.

The government is planning legislation in the wake of the 11 September attacks and some business groups fear the move will have serious consequences for e-commerce. However, only 14% of respondents shared these fears, with 69% disagreeing.

"I do not believe it will damage confidence but it may cause other problems if the ISP community have to start storing large volumes of e-mail traffic, which would otherwise simply be forwarded and deleted," said one respondent.

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