First Look at the UK Communications Data Bill first look (by F. Davey)

In short the bill is all about increasing the amount of communications data that the authorities can get hold of. It does this in two principle ways: 1 by giving an essentially unlimited power to the government to order anyone to do anything rationally connected with that aim and presumably proportionate and human rights compliant – though that may result in much time-consuming litigation; and 2 by widening the scope of people who can be asked to give up communications data to anyone who controls any communications equipment – in practice almost everyone old enough to own a mobile telephone.

via Francis Davey: The Communications Data Bill first look.

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