"There's gotta be a law?!" right?
After a recent push to mandate log data retention, people are now pushing to mandate the lack of retention and data destruction... Hey, let's just do both and let the people choose :-)
World Wide Web - Will AOL Goof Trigger New U.S. Law?: "Markey's bill is H.R. 4731, the Eliminate Warehousing of Consumer Internet Data Act (EWOCID). The bill would require Internet companies to destroy obsolete electronic data, and particularly data that could be used to individually identify consumers. "