Data Retention Bill: Lords committee and remaining stages

18 July 2014

Members of the Lords checked and debated the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill during its committee and remaining stages, on Thursday 17 July.

Members considered the key points of the bill including the retention of communications data, and the processes an operator has to go through in order to retain data. They also asked whether measures outlined in the bill could be applied outside the UK, and when the measures in the bill should be introduced.

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill summary: second reading

Members raised concern about the time allocated to check the bill and others highlighted the powers it seeks to maintain are crucial for legal proceedings.

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill summary

The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill will, as a consequence of a declaration of invalidity made by the Court of Justice of the European Union in relation to Directive 2006/24/EC, about the retention of certain communications data:

  • amend the grounds for issuing interception warrants, or granting or giving certain authorisations or notices, under Part 1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • make provision about the extra-territorial application of Part 1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and about the meaning of ‘telecommunications service’ for the purposes of that Act

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