Saturday, October 25, 2008

Consultation on proposed database

There is likely to be a public consultation over the proposed database over the controversial Communications Data Bill (which is intended to implement the Data Retentions Directive 2006/24/EC). The Art. 29 Working Party (3/2006) has already issued its opinion on the implementation of Directive 2006/24/EC. However, according to Computer Weekly:
The government has scrapped plans to push through the controversial Communications Data Bill this parliamentary session and will hold a second public consultation in the new year.
What is unclear at this stage is whether Liberty would mount a legal challenge over the proposed Communications Data Bill. One awaits to see developments on this front. The ICO has already expressed the view 'that a single database of phone and internet usage records would undermine the "British way of life". The privacy watchdog has said that it will scrutinise Government plans for storing that information.' More from Out-Law.

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