Government monitoring requests rise for phone, email

David Biggins David_Biggins at
Thu Jul 29 10:41:35 BST 2010

"The Interception of Communications Commissioner has revealed that
police and other agencies made 21,000 more requests for citizens'
communications data in 2009 than the previous year. 
"Sir Paul Kennedy disclosed in his annual report that in 2009, public
authorities made 525,130 data requests to ISPs to view people's phone
and email records. That figure compares with a total of 504,073 requests
in 2008. 
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