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Author Topic: ISP's to keep details of every email sent in the UK  (Read 2978 times)

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ISP's to keep details of every email sent in the UK
« on: January 19, 2009, 02:01:26 PM »

Just been on our local radio about, ISP's to keep details of every email sent in the UK  :'(

Found a bit on here : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/technologynews/4205984/Email-laws-criticised.html

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Re: ISP's to keep details of every email sent in the UK
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 02:46:17 PM »

It's another daft, intrusive bit of legislation which will cost money and achieve nothing. >:(
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Re: ISP's to keep details of every email sent in the UK
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 02:59:23 PM »

Jeeze - imagine all the storage space thats going to take up (including the spam)!


... just in case some of it is for terrorism.. in which case they will probably be strongly encripted.

... and another point - since its now going to be stored - just who will have access to it and how secure will it be?


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Just seen this bit

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"The data retained is not the content of emails but only the email addresses and times they were sent.

and the usefulness of that will be?
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Re: ISP's to keep details of every email sent in the UK
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 03:05:11 PM »

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and the usefulness of that will be?

As mentioned in the Telegraph article, this will include all the spam you may receive, so the records will show you as having communication with porn sites, fake drug sites and so on. Soon we'll ALL be suspected criminals.
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Re: ISP's to keep details of every email sent in the UK
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009, 03:29:48 PM »

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and the usefulness of that will be?

As mentioned in the Telegraph article, this will include all the spam you may receive, so the records will show you as having communication with porn sites, fake drug sites and so on. Soon we'll ALL be suspected criminals.

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Re: ISP's to keep details of every email sent in the UK
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 03:44:06 PM »

I originally started with a Supanet account, from there I setup a Hotmail account with Supanet being used as confirmation of who I was.
I then setup a second Hotmail address using my original Hotmail address to varify who I was, following on from that I have also since setup a gmail account using Hotmail to qualify.
"Confused yet"?

Now then.
I stopped using my Supanet account some-time ago and it has also since been removed.
My VM address is purely used for the odd email.

I would not think for one moment that I am unique, so how will any of this help them.
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