Snooping laws unachievable

An influential group of MPs today released its report into the government’s controversial plans for data retention.

The All Party Internet Group (APIG) has branded the Regulation of Investigatory Powers and Anti-terrorism Crime and Security acts ‘unworkable’. The two contain legislation that requires data to be retained for up to three years for use by legal and government bodies.

The sheer cost of adhering to these laws would put many Internet service providers (ISPs) out of business, according to the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), whose recommendations are included throughout the report.

“The government has set aside

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