Andrew Watson wrote:
But Mrs May replied: "This is not accessing in real-time. There are some limited occasions today where real-time data is used, for example in a case of a kidnapping, where it could be a matter of life and death whether an individual is discovered."
The government's Draft Communications Bill was "not about accessing in real-time" data on e-mails, phone calls and internet use, she said.
Accessing in real time is normally "wire tapping". It's an expensive option.
The cheaper option is to get the ISP to give you the entire mailbox for $25 (Google).
This is not "real time" but after the effect - so no need to get a court order.
This is a very enlightening mistake by her ladyship....
They're going for the cheap but invasive option - of getting Corporate ISP's to give you the data - that sidesteps the rule of law and nonsense like court orders... and the protections against wiretapping.
Daft civil libertarians... they don't realise the realtime option is protected - so the Home Office is attacking via the back door. Plus it saves money on surveillance officers and we are in a recession don't you know.
Gosh, I sound cynical!!