John Baron

Former Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay

Mass Retention of Communications Data

There have been votes in Parliament on if we should require the mass retention of information about communications (but not the content of those communications).

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John Baron voted a mixture of for and against requiring the mass retention of information about communications

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about requiring the mass retention of information about communications:

  • On 7 Jun 2016: John Baron voted for the mass retention of information on people's internet usage. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: John Baron voted to allow the bulk interception of communications, equipment interference, and the retention and examination of bulk personal datasets, subject to certain safeguards. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: John Baron was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Fast-Track Timetable — House of Commons Stages in Single Day Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: John Baron was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: John Baron was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Clause 6 — Date of Repeal — Sunset Clause Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: John Baron was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — New Clause 5 — Act To Have Effect Despite European Union Treaties Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: John Baron was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2009: John Baron voted against requiring public communications providers retain certain categories of communications data, which they generate or process, for a minimum period of 12 months. Show vote

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