European Data Protection Digest

Communications Bill Draws Praise, Scrutiny

DATA RETENTION—UK

November 1, 2012

Legislation to require Internet service providers to retain data for up to one year is being described as “absolutely vital” in “proving associations” between criminals by Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Peter Fahy, BBC News reports, but Liberal Democrat MP Lord Paul Strasburger has called the proposed communications bill a “honeypot for casual hackers, blackmailers, criminals large and small from around the world and foreign states.”
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