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Home Office cannot enforce data bill overseas

Publisher: 
Financial Times
Publication date: 
15-Jun-2012
Author(s): 
Helen Warrell and Megan Murphy
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However, Gus Hosein, executive director of the Privacy International, the campaign group, said the legislation would “fundamentally change” the relationship between citizen and state, and their relationship with internet and mobile service providers.

“There are still serious questions to be asked about whether Facebook and Google will be brought under RIPA [the regulation of investigatory powers act] and how far the government is willing to go in undermining internet security in order to fulfil its insatiable desire for data,” Dr Hosein said.
 
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