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Home Office rejects snooping enquiry

Need is for clarification – not examination – of proposals, says government. The Home Office has rejected calls for an enquiry into the surveillance powers given to public authorities. Last week the department published responses to its 45-page consultation paper, Access to Communication Data. The consultation concerns legislation required to give authorities access to communications data under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. Under the proposals, mobile operators and ISPs will be required to store information on users for up to 12 months. Details of sent and received emails will need to be kept for six months. Full Story

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