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6 June 2008

It has been learned that UK local authorities have been using RIP to spy into citizen communications and
private data despite the assurances of Charles Clarke MP, in the attached letter, that this would not happen.

File names and title by Cryptome.

Please feel free to publish the attached letter and/or this covering

This letter was sent about eight years ago as a reply to my Member of
Parliament, Bill Cash, in response to the second of two letters I wrote
complaining about the Regulation of Investigatory Powers bill that was
then being considered by Parliament.

As you can see from the second paragraph on the second page, the
Minister of State responsible for the legislation categorically denied
that access to 'communications data' would be extended to local authorities.

As we've seen from recent media reports, this assurance has turned out
to be entirely worthless.

Richard Lamont              
OpenPGP Key ID: 0xBD89BE41
Fingerprint: CE78 C285 1F97 0BDA 886D BA78 26D8 6C34 BD89 BE41


Charles Clarke MP Letter: (4pp, 823KB)