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 Post subject: YouGov: Communications Data Bill polling results
PostPosted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:30:28 +0000 
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Communications Data Bill
by YouGov in Consumer and Editor's picks
Wed October 31, 4:34 p.m. GMT

Half of the public think Communications Data Bill is poor value for money and a strong majority say they do not trust that the data about internet use will be kept secure, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Big Brother Watch.

50% of the public believe that the Government’s draft Communications Data Bill is bad value for money. The Bill, which is currently being assessed by Parliament, would require companies to store details of UK internet use for a year to be accessed by police and intelligence services. This includes details on who sends and receives messages on social media sites, the websites they visit and who they email but it does not include the content of the messages.

The Bill would be funded by public expenditure and is estimated to cost around £1.8 billion over 10 years from 2012. Only one in eight people (12%) say the Bill is good value for money.


Detailed polling results here: ... 121026.pdf

[Note that in the initial question, 55% replied "Not applicable - I do not know/have not heard about the Communications Data Bill", and another 10% answered "Don't know".]

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