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Draft Communications Data Bill: Daft and Dangerous

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - We knew it was coming, and here it is: the Communications Data Bill (.pdf.). First the good news:

we are submitting the Bill to formal pre-legislative scrutiny by a Joint Committee of both Houses. The Intelligence and Security Committee will in parallel conduct an inquiry into the proposals. We will consider very carefully the reports by the Joint Committee, and the Intelligence and Security Committee before introducing the Bill in Parliament later in the session.

One hopes that the public's views might also be considered somewhere in there. The other good news is the format in which it is being published: