Reply to post: Re: "access to retained traffic and location data is extremely useful to the police"

Did EU ruling invalidate the UK's bonkers Snoopers' Charter?

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: "access to retained traffic and location data is extremely useful to the police"

"Exactly so if the police and security services had been able to monitor all communications in the UK for the last 40years they might have been able to determine if there was any link between the IRA and Sinn Fein."

I'm not sure if you are agreeing with me or positing that all out surveillance is a good thing. So, to clarify, are you saying full on surveillance might have found that link more easily and quicker than properly targeted surveillance?

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