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Communications Data Bill: cause for concern?

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Jennifer Tracey | 14:46 UK time, Tuesday, 15 July 2008

How do you feel about the possibility of a centralised police database holding details of every phone call and text message you've sent and websites you've visited?

There's been speculation about changes to the way Government intercepts communication since the Draft Legislative Programme which refers to a bill that will 'modify procedures for acquiring communications data'.

Last week's iPM heard claims from Stuart Ward, a telecoms employee who says the Home Office has been in discussion with mobile phone operators about how to implement a centralised database.

Listen to the full item featured in the programme with iPM's Chris Vallance.

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Today, the Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, has warned 'it's 'step too far for the British way of life'. He was speaking on today's The World At One programme with Martha Kearney. You can listen to the interview here

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Read the full story on the BBC News website.

We'll continue to investigate this week. Comment or email us if there's someone in particular you'd like to hear from on this.

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