Reply to post: "perceived threat from foreign companies ripping the government's current regulations to shreds"

May: UK data slurp law is fine, but I still need EMERGENCY powers

Dan 55 Silver badge
Holmes

"perceived threat from foreign companies ripping the government's current regulations to shreds"

What does "ripping the government's current regulations to shreds" mean, that the British police or judicial system would have to put together a case and present it to another country's judicial system? I'm not sure how serving a warrant to a foreign company at a British address would fix that unless they want to tick some box saying that the warrant has indeed been served and they can go onto the next step.

Seems to smack of having the data already and building up some case (any case) in the traditional legal system which points to the data which has already been collected, as US government departments have done.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019