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The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act needs strengthening. Only terrorists and paedophiles can object. The House stands ready to act.
By Simon Jenkins of the Guardian
Parliament this week passed a law allowing the bulk collection by the government of all internet traffic in the United Kingdom. It was the fifth addition to state surveillance powers since the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (Ripa). The following is an extract from Hansard for 1 April next year.