UK Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

Tony Naggs tony.naggs at
Thu Jul 10 14:32:28 BST 2014

The government is pushing through this newly announced 'emergency' bill in
the last week & a half or parliament before their summer break.

I appreciate police & intelligence services want to be able to request
metadata from communications providers, but I'm not really clear why a law
change is required for communications data to be held for 12 months.
Probably most businesses will want to hold this data for a year in order to
address billing disputes & such.

Draft bill is here:

There's some news coverage here:

And BBC Radio 4's World At One covered this:
Including David Davis MP (C, for Haltemprice & Howden) critiquing the
proposal & calling for a warrant based process:
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