Data collection in government

Peter Mitchell otcbn at
Thu May 31 16:41:18 BST 2012

Ian Batten wrote:
> Does any know what the source is for the logged copies of all the
> text messages between Jeremy Hunt and assorted members of his circle?
> Is the government logging all text messages from ministers, Spads and
> so on?

Judging by reports of (unrelated) trials, all SMS messages seem to be retained for long enough to be retrievable by the authorities. I presume they are kept by the phone company and disclosed on production of a court order. 

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