Am I right in understanding they will have access to this data without a warrant? And then any 'further' data would then need a warrant.
>"For more intrusive surveillance - involving the detailed content of the communications - security services need to obtain a warrant."
So with more and more websites using https, where does this 'detailed content' come from? Is the Government expecting ISPs to collect data that doesn't exist? As far as I was aware, as long as you view a website in HTTPS, there was no way your ISP knew what individual pages you are visiting.
Again, it's likely unenforceable, in no small part as there's no such thing as a "communications provider", which is the term they keep on using. Skype, Apple, etc., don't work in a vacuum - data transits via peers (are they communications providers?), your computer (is that a communications provider?), your ISP (they're almost certainly a communications provider), and so-on.
The purpose of this bill is likely to break large tech corps, rather than smaller operators, but it could also have the effect of essentially closing the technology market to all but large operators who can afford to be compliant.
> Am I right in understanding they will have access to
> this data without a warrant?
> The police and security services will have to get
> permission to access the content and councils will be
> banned from trawling the records.
>"Police will be able to see websites people have visited but not the specific pages they have viewed without a warrant, under new government plans."
Different parts of different articles seem to hint at different things. I guess we wont know everything until the final proposal is released.
No worries, there is another paragraph for this.
> The new powers could include giving Britain’s spying agencies the power to take over a phone remotely and access all of the documents – including text messages and emails – and photos that are stored on it. They will then be able to install software that will allow them to look in on the messages and data of people at any time, according to reports.