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Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:30 pm on 19th July 2016.

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Photo of Lord Oates Lord Oates Liberal Democrat 5:30 pm, 19th July 2016

Does the Minister accept that the point is not just that we are in front of other common-law jurisdictions such as the US, New Zealand and Australia but that, in the case of Australia, as alluded to by my noble friend Lord Strasburger, this issue was specifically considered by the Australian Government and Parliament, and the Australian data retention law specifically excludes the collection of such information precisely because it was felt to be a disproportionate invasion of privacy?