Industrial espionage by TLA's
Brian L Johnson
brian at thejohnsons.co.uk
Tue Jan 28 22:36:13 GMT 2014
On Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:16:54 -0000, Peter Fairbrother
<zenadsl6186 at zen.co.uk> wrote:
> I was wondering whether GCHQ did the same, and came to the conclusion
> that they do - it is specifically allowed under RIPA.
> The Secretary of State (the Foreign Secretary in this case) can issue a
> single certificated warrant to allow interception and examination of any
> and all "external"  communications "for the purpose of safeguarding
> the economic well-being of the United Kingdom".
> See RIPA 8(4)(b)(ii) and 5(3)(c).
> Peter Fairbrother
>  "external" communications are communications where either the sender
> or the intended recipient, or both, are outside the UK.
> It is uncertain whether this applies to eg an email which is sent from a
> person in the UK to another person in the UK, but which is sent via a
> foreign country - a not uncommon happening, eg mail to and from all
> Google mail, Gmail and Hotmail addresses will pass through servers in
> the US.
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