The purpose of this Bill, therefore, is to protect the public and bring offenders to justice by
ensuring that communications data is available to the police and security and intelligence
agencies in future as it has been in the past. I recognise that these proposals raise
important issues around personal privacy
Subsection (1) of this clause requires telecommunications operators to retain the
communications data they hold under Part 1 for up to a maximum of 12 months from the date
of the communication concerned.
This clause provides for the destruction of communications data at the end of the
period of retention, or when the data is no longer required for the purposes of legal
proceedings or otherwise authorised by law. The data must be destroyed in such a way that it
can never be retrieved. The deletion of data must take place within a month of the end of the
What's scary there is all you do on the internet for the past 12 months is available, regarding anyone.
And who is going to make sure this information is destroyed after the 12 months is up?
Who is going to secure this data that is being held for a minimum of 12 months for everyone?
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