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Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Minister of State

Conservative Peer

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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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Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park generally voted for 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: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted for the mass retention of information on people's internet usage. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted for a fast-track process, involving MPs completing all commons stages in a single day, for consideration of a new law on the retention of, and access to, communications data and on the interception of communications. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted in favour of requiring the mass retention of information about communications, (but not the content of those communications); in favour of arrangements to limit access to such information; in favour of requiring those based outside of the UK to comply with warrants to intercept the content of communications and to state operators of internet-based services may be required enact such intercepts; and also in favour of limiting the use of intercepts, and police access to communications data, on economic grounds to cases involving the interests of national security. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted for the provisions of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill to only remain in force until the end of 2014, rather than until the end of 2016. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Third Reading Show vote

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