https - hopefully not too stupid a question

Ian Batten igb at
Sun Jun 17 19:42:26 BST 2012

On 17 Jun 2012, at 14:58, Tom Thomson wrote:

>> I personally think it unlikely the UK govt would be stupid enough to try
>> this.  If they want data on encrypted communications, I think it's more
>> likely they'd use legislation to get Facebook / Twitter to store and hand
>> over the data of UK users.  Assuming these companies wish to have an
>> office in the UK, they would presumably have no choice but to comply.
>> However, as I understand it, this Bill allows for both possibilities.
> Getting third parties to store this data and make hand it over might be rather difficult.

But clearly not impossible.


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