Communications Data

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th April 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Spokesperson for the Home Office

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in planning the Interception Modernisation Programme, they have considered deep packet inspection equipment as a means of analysing people's internet communications in order to ascertain their identity in cases where it is not evident from the source and destination of data packets.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism)

The Government's Interception Modernisation Programme is considering how deep packet inspection technologies might support the lawful interception of communications and separately the lawful acquisition of communications data.

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No11 people think not

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