Enforcement of notices and certain other requirements and restrictions

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:30 pm ar 19 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Minister (Home Office) 4:30, 19 Ebrill 2016

I beg to move amendment 226, in clause 84, page 66, line 15, at end insert—

“(2B) No notice shall be served under subsection (1) where the relevant telecommunications operator outside the United Kingdom.

(a) is already subject to a comparable retention requirement in the country or territory where it is established, for the provision of services, or

(b) where there is no comparable retention requirement under its domestic law, any extraterritorial requirement is limited to the making of preservation requests to the telecommunications operator.”

Committee members will understand why this amendment has been tabled. It reflects the concerns of those who will be caught by these provisions in cases where a comparable retention requirement exists in the country in which they are working. The provisions in this part of the Bill are unnecessary in relation to them. That is the amendment’s intention and purpose.