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"For more intrusive surveillance - involving the detailed content of the communications - security services need to obtain a warrant."

The way this is worded makes me wonder if the 'detailed content' will be harvested with everything else and then retroactively looked at with a warrant.

Yes, they are going to carry on doing exactly that. Who knows whether they will bother with the warrants even. It never stopped them before.

Paedophiles! Terrorists! Criminals! Oh My!

Don't forget bears, the most dangerous of all online predators.

The proposal (as I understand it, from media reports) is that ISPs will be the ones required to intercept and log the data. So it's unlikely that they will store anything more than required, if only for cost reasons.

depends what exactly "ISP" is defined as. Could be email, or cloud providers as well as connectivity providers.

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