Mobiles, Monitoring and Memory

October 1, 2007

Listening to Radio 4 this morning the retention of your landline and mobile phone records for a year has now been put on a statutory basis, previously it was voluntary. The retention comes in three levels, caller identification, the calls made by a number and thirdly the location of the calls. Access to this information can be granted to a broad range of purposes not limited to National security agencies. Levels one and two can be revealed to the likes of local government and the food standards agency, which in itself is a powerful tool.Paul

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2 Responses to “Mobiles, Monitoring and Memory”

  1. Ian Brown Says:

    I wrote a research note setting out these powers in detail last summer as background for James Rules’ new book, Privacy in Peril.

  2. Ian Brown Says:

    Last summer I wrote a research note setting out these government powers in detail.


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