FC: Update on U.K. surveillance, more traffic data available

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Sun Jun 09 2002 - 23:15:11 PDT

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    Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 11:58:52 +0100
    From: Doug Winter <dougat_private>
    To: Declan McCullagh <declanat_private>
    Subject: [richardat_private: FIPR Alert: Huge increase in RIP s22 
    Message-ID: <20020608115852.A8726at_private>
    Hi Declan,
    In case you didn't recieve this yourself.  Which side won the cold war
    again?  I keep forgetting.
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    From: Richard Clayton <richardat_private>
    Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 11:55:51 +0100
    Subject: FIPR Alert: Huge increase in RIP s22 authorities
    To: <alertsat_private> (FIPR Alert)
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    The Home Office has laid an Order before Parliament (expected to be
    debated in the Common on 18 June, Lords TBA)
    It extends the list of public authorities that can issue RIP s22 notices
    (ie to access traffic data from telcos and ISPs)...
    ...to add the following central Government departments
        1. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
        2. The Department of Health.
        3. The Home Office.
        4. The Department of Trade and Industry.
        5. The Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.
        6. The Department for Work and Pensions.
        7. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for Northern
    AND pretty much any local authority
        8. Any local authority within the meaning of section 1 of the Local
           Government Act 1999
        9. Any fire authority as defined in the Local Government (Best Value)
           Performance Indicators Order 2000
       10. A council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc.
           (Scotland) Act 1994
       11. A district council within the meaning of the Local Government Act
           (Northern Ireland) 1972
    AND NHS bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland
       12. The Common Services Agency of the Scottish Health Service.
       13. The Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for the Health and
           Social Services.
    AND some other bodies
       14. The Environment Agency.
       15. The Financial Services Authority.
       16. The Food Standards Agency.
       17. The Health and Safety Executive.
       18. The Information Commissioner.
       19. The Office of Fair Trading.
       20. The Postal Services Commission.
       21. The Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency.
       22. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
       23. The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary.
       24. A Universal Service Provider within the meaning of the Postal
           Services Act 2000
    The existing list was just
        Police (all the forces, MOD police, NCS, NCIS)
        Secret Intelligence Agencies (MI5, MI6, GCHQ)
        Customs and Excise
        Inland Revenue
    The intent is to get this remarkable extension of scope into force on
    1st August and switch on this part of the Act at that time. There's one
    order yet to come however - on which level of official will be able to
    authorise a s22 notice.
    People will recall that a RIP s22 notice will reveal details held by a
    communications service provider such as...
        name and address
        service usage details
        details of who you have been calling
        details of who has called you
        mobile phone location info
        source and destination of email
        usage of web sites (but not pages within such sites)
    My first thought this morning is to wonder quite who they've missed out
    on giving access to this cornucopia of lifestyle tracking information,
    rather than who they have added :(
    - --
    richard @ highwayman . com                       "Nothing seems the same
                               Still you never see the change from day to day
                                     And no-one notices the customs slip away"
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