the intelligence and security Agencies are able, to some extent, to work around the problem
Guess what, MM (Mad May) has just had her dream eclipsed. This technologically brainless MP is about to discover as from late this week or early next week Silent Circle is offering the ability to transmit up to 60-megabyte files, encrypted at point of transmission to point of reception with no intermediate decrypting.
This means she is SOOL in using her eavesdropping toy and she can't even order backdoors be installed, unless she sends a Chippy around to each and every smartphone loaded with Silent Circle.
You can pack a lot of Bin Laden videos, or EID construction manuals in a 60-meg file. Same with kiddie-porn or any other material Plod might want to get their hands on. Drug dealers would welcome it - all completely out of reach of the DEA.
That MP's are questioning MM's is very good, they know the game ministers play to pad budgets.
How is 'continuity of custody' going to be proved or if the data has not been tampered with if it is held by telephone companies, internet service providers and others for data storage?
Or, once again, are the protections supposedly offered those accused of offences in Britain going to be compromised yet again such as 4 years or your password, give us the story now or loss credibility, etc.
Given the sorry state of financial affairs, the UK can not afford to indulge this hapless female's wet dreams - she should resign.