Data retention question

bakeryworms at bakeryworms at
Fri Jul 25 20:15:41 BST 2014

I don't think any amount of data retention in the UK will have much affect on criminals from  far away places outside of Europe target the UK with relative impunity. 

If the data retention is about terrorists or paedophiles, then why not just have targeted logging of the parts of the Internet that relate to those activities and those who visit them? 


  Original Message  
From: Roland Perry
Sent: Friday, 25 July 2014 19:00
To: ukcrypto at
Reply To: UK Cryptography Policy Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Data retention question

In article <32CE680C-2BC0-406D-82B8-535D61D10D29 at>, Ian 
Batten <igb at> writes
>> The shorter time you keep logs for, the less chance of determining either the cause or impact of breaches of privacy such as Target.
>On the other hand, the longer you keep logs for, the greater chance there is a having a breach of privacy, because the logs themselves are a
>target. That trade-off is something that the subjects of the logs should be involved in.

I assume any criminals using the Internet would vote for a short/zero 
retention time. "Wild West" doesn't even begin to describe the 
Roland Perry

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