Facebook/Twitter etc "bans"

Roland Perry lists at internetpolicyagency.com
Fri Aug 12 22:28:01 BST 2011

In article <4E4597FE.1080807 at zen.co.uk>, Peter Fairbrother 
<zenadsl6186 at zen.co.uk> writes
>However,as an aside, beginning with a quote from the above:
>"When we asked RIM about this, the company provided the following 
>statement: "Similar to other technology providers we comply with the 
>Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and co-operate fully with the 
>Home Office and UK police forces" – so one can be reasonably certain 
>that even if it wasn't logging everything before, it is now."
>But surely that would be illegal?
>Starting to log traffic so that the Police can see the logs would 
>undoubtedly be interception (either monitoring traffic or modifying the 
>system or more probably both) and it would not be lawful under 3(3) 

I think there's a danger here of conflating traffic data and content. 
You can log traffic data without it being an interception.
Roland Perry

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