non-interception (was RE: sorry, but ...)
Andrew.Cormack at ja.net
Thu Jul 26 09:21:09 BST 2012
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ukcrypto-bounces at chiark.greenend.org.uk [mailto:ukcrypto-
> bounces at chiark.greenend.org.uk] On Behalf Of Roland Perry
> Sent: 26 July 2012 06:32
> To: ukcrypto at chiark.greenend.org.uk
> Subject: Re: non-interception (was RE: sorry, but ...)
> In article <61E52F3A5532BE43B0211254F13883AE09FA469C at EXC001>, Andrew
> Cormack <Andrew.Cormack at ja.net> writes
> >>Being able to get at the traffic data
> >> aspects of a webmail service or other web-based communications
> >> without requiring a home secretary warrant seems the main purpose of
> >> the legislation.
> >I'm exploring the analogy that the new law would allow someone to sit
> in a pub, listen to all conversations, but only remember phrases
> >to "I phoned Fred yesterday", "when did you phone Fred?"/"yesterday",
> etc. Does that work?
> There could be some location (address) information too. Like
> Caller: Hello.
> Recipient: Where are you.
> Caller: I'm on the train.
> Which might be two bits of content and one bit of traffic data.
> Of course, if the caller is actually in the pub, he might still
> diplomatically have said "on the train"!
IIRC the law says "identifies, or purports to identify, the location" ;-)
> Roland Perry
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