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Communications Data Bill, DRAFT released

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posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 12:23 PM

Communications Data Bill DRAFT released

Details of internet use in the UK will have to be stored for a year to allow police and intelligence services to access it, under government plans.

Records will include people's activity on social network sites, webmail, internet phone calls and online gaming.

Home Secretary Theresa May said the change was needed to keep up with how criminals were using new technology.
(visit the link for the full news article)

edit on 14-6-2012 by Wonderer2012 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 12:23 PM
Here's the actual draft released this month for those interested-

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
retention period.

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?
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 12:35 PM
If this law passes, it's just another battle in the internet privacy war, for every law passed there will always be someone creating a counter-reaction against it.

It's fair enough if there's reasonable suspicion against someone but this law as a whole is BS.

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 01:25 PM
I don't know...I think that if anyone thinks what they do on the internet is private they are just ignorant. I never do anything on the internet that could potentially be considered a crime or unscrupulous.

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 01:29 PM

Originally posted by closettrekkie
I never do anything on the internet that could potentially be considered a crime or unscrupulous.

But here you are assuming that you will be on the radar only if you did something that is a crime or is unscrupulous

And I'm thinking that they aren't even looking for criminals with this bill

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