Data retention directive "invalid"
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Thu Jul 10 21:10:31 BST 2014
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Tony Naggs <tonynaggs at gmail.com> writes
>> "Emergency phone and internet data laws to be passed"
>Oh gawd, that is pretty mangled. E.g. Nick Robinson video 1/3 down the
>page, "there was no British law on this, in other words the security
>service and the police, the national crime agency were able to find out who
>you spoke to on your phone and when, who you emailed and when as a result
>of a European Directive".
>It's like a scene from the Wizard of Oz: oh look at those wicked Europeans
>and their intrusive rules, don't look at the RIPA behind the curtain ...
It's not quite as bad as that. RIPA is about disclosure. If the data
hasn't been retained there's nothing to disclose. That's why the Data
Retention stuff was introduced.
 And potentially retention on a case by case basis, not blanket.
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