Chris Edwards chris-ukcrypto at lists.skipnote.org
Tue Jun 19 11:17:55 BST 2012

On Tue, 19 Jun 2012, Ian Batten wrote:

> It almost takes us back to the old question about whether virus and 
> spam suppression is interception.

Yep - exactly that argument :-)

> If after the legislation is passed you still need a HomeSec warrant to 
> intercept a World of Warcraft sessions to see who's receiving in-game 
> messages, then the bill hasn't really advanced matters for law 
> enforcement beyond RIPA.  

Maybe there's a clue in the changes of name from "Intercept Modernisation 
Programme" to "Communications Data Bill".  They're deeming this stuff to 
be comms data, and hence lawful.

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