Doormat argument about Voicemail dismissed by Court of Appeal

Igor Mozolevsky mozolevsky at
Sun Jun 30 14:59:04 BST 2013

On 30 June 2013 14:48, Jon Ribbens <jon+ukcrypto at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 12:22:12PM +0100, Ian Batten wrote:
>> > They argued that the words used in RIPA "do not extend to cover
>> > voicemail messages once they have been accessed by the intended
>> > recipient".
>> >
>> > In their judgment, the three judges ruled: "Contrary to the legal
>> > submission on behalf of the appellants, the resulting situation is
>> > not lacking in legal certainty".
> The Guardian's reporting is rather misleading there. That quote from
> the judgement is not related to the "doormat" argument quoted in the
> previous paragraph.

The full judgment is on Bailii btw:

Igor M.

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