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Twitter, Virgin Media, O2 and ISPA slam data-snooping bill

Derek du Preez | Sept. 13, 2012
A number of companies, including Twitter and Virgin Media, have raised some serious concerns regarding the government’s Draft Communications Data Bill, which would give police access to communications data for the purposes of tackling serious crime.

ISPA commented: "Far too much discretion is given to the Home Secretary without the necessary Parliamentary oversight to ensure that significant changes proposed are proportionate and necessary."

"Parliament should be told what data will be retained, for what purposes and make sure that the necessary safeguards are in place to balance the differing interests of law enforcement, users and businesses."

All responses will now be examined by the parliamentary joint committee.


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