Email legislation may be scaled down

Legislation allowing government bodies to read private e-mails seem likely to be scaled down in the face of concern from industry. Home Office ministers are expected to bow to demands for a more tightly-drawn definition of what internet data can be obtained without a warrant from the Home Secretary. The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill […]

Legislation allowing government bodies to read private e-mails seem likely to be scaled down in the face of concern from industry. Home Office ministers are expected to bow to demands for a more tightly-drawn definition of what internet data can be obtained without a warrant from the Home Secretary. The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill is also expected to encounter stiff opposition next month from members of the House of Lords, who fear it will jeopardise the UK’s efforts in e-commerce.