latest plans to monitor internet use in the UK

Peter Mitchell otcbn at
Fri Jun 15 15:20:54 BST 2012

Roland Perry wrote:
> In article 
> <CAEWR3kvp_QsMkGqvPRAODiA8ny6aC7CBd5wOXZY+-X3SPo3xhA at>, 
> Francis Davey <fjmd1a at> writes
>>> Looks like "RIPA Part 2 Chapter 2" v2.0 for disclosure, but doesn't go
>>> beyond the Data Retention Directive's existing scope for gathering 
>>> the data.
>>> The TAB's role is extended to include comms data gathering as well as
>>> interception.
>> In principle it allows the government to force data retention much
>> more widely than the directive. It can impose obligations on anyone
>> for the purpose.
> Are you referring to the missing "public" in front of "Telecomms 
> Operators"? Perhaps an attempt to bring large private networks like 
> Janet into the fray.

Section 25 requires postal operators to keep records of all letters and parcels sent and received in the UK.

This is causing some consternation at the Royal Mail. Neither it nor its sponsoring government department (BIS) were consulted about the measure, nor even told about it until a ZDnet reporter noticed it.

Pete Mitchell

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