What is a "communication" (was Re: sorry, but ...

Charles Lindsey chl at clerew.man.ac.uk
Thu Aug 9 10:59:36 BST 2012

On Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:56:29 +0100, Peter Fairbrother  
<zenadsl6186 at zen.co.uk> wrote:

>> Which is irrelevant to the case in question, which was concerned with
>> interception *without* a warrant.
> They cannot intercept external traffic without a warrant. Assuming that  
> their interception of external traffic would be lawful, then a warrant  
> for external interception must have been issued.
> The rules about external certificated warrants are a little different,  
> but they are exactly the same RIPA section 5 warrants as are used to do  
> domestic interception.

Yes, I was assuming that external certificated warrants would be as common  
as muck, and be so broadly drafted as to permit almost any interception of  
external traffic, rendering them essentially meaningless.

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