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Old 23 Dec 2018, 08:05 PM   #13
JeremyNicoll
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Originally Posted by Terry View Post

As I pointed out the only access your data if a crime has been committed.
If everyone could be sure that that was so, it might not be so bad. But just because, say, a judge must rule to allow such access, doesn't mean that all judges will in fact apply rigorous standards to deciding whether something should be allowed. Nor can you be sure that a vague request to an ISP for data will first be tightened up so that only the least amount of data has to be revealed.

There is a problem too when legislation intended for one thing is used for something else, eg

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8003123.stm

and more recently

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-spy-on-public
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