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Re: FW: U.K. Labour government backs 7-yr storage of email, phone calls



On 23-05-01 07:56, Troy Guinn wrote:
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> 1984, anyone?  :)
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> Later,
> Troy
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> - ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Declan McCullagh" <declan@well.com>
> To: <politech@politechbot.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 8:21 AM
> Subject: FC: U.K. Labour government backs 7-yr storage of email,
> phone calls
> 
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> > Background: http://www.politechbot.com/p-02035.html
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> >
> > Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 14:25:46 +0300 (EET DST)
> > From: Jei <jei@cc.hut.fi>
> > To: ukcrypto@chiark.greenend.org.uk
> > Cc: politech@politechbot.com
> > Subject: Labour supports email spy policy
> >
> >
> > More snooping to come
> > http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/display_news.cfm?NewsID=1124
> >
> > by Wendy Brewer
> > Friday, 18 May 2001
> >
> > Labour supports email spy policy
> >
> > The government is backing EU plans to extend the state's power to
> > snoop at private emails.
> >
> > Under the proposals, all email communications will have to be
> > retained by ISPs for a seven-year period.
> >
> > "Only people who have something to hide should be worried," said a
> > spokesperson at the Department of Trade and Industry. "The
> > government will only have cause to browse emails if they have their
> > suspicions about a 
> user.
> > They simply don't have the time or money to check every email
> > sent." 
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >
> >
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Start using pgp now!
Then they can snoop around as much as they want :-)

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.gúðlËík

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