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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