The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and Internet Connections Records

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and Internet Connections Records

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Internet Connection Records were one of the key aspects of the recent Investigatory Powers Act 2016. This was a new term for what had been previously referred to as “communications data” – that is, data sent along with a message but not the message itself.

Access to this data, which is already allowed and undertaken by law enforcement, is seen as a crucial part of their evidence and investigatory capabilities. Civil libertarians see this as further encroachment of an individual’s privacy.

Close examination of the act revealed some surprising truths between these two opposing viewpoints.

Vendor:
ComputerWeekly.com
Posted:
09 May 2017
Published:
09 May 2017
Format:
PDF
Length:
8 Page(s)
Type:
Research Content
Language:
English
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