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dc.contributor.author Diane en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-05T11:10:20Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-05T11:10:20Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rowland , D 2004 , ' Data Retention and the War against Terrorism : A considered and proportionate response? ' Journal of Information, Law & Technology . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 5323134 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/749 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/749
dc.description.abstract Data protection law has been a feature of the UK legislative landscape for 20 years and has arguably had a significant impact on the way in which personal data are held and treated. Although the law does not of itself proscribe personal profiling, data matching and data sharing, controls which have been introduced on the circumstances in which this can lawfully take place have introduced a greater awareness of the possibilities of damage arising out of inappropriate processing. Data matching by government has arguably been treated less stringently in some states than that which occurs in the commercial world and, in the UK, specific enactments expressly allow data matching for a number of purposes independently of the wishes and/or expectations of the data subject[i]. Nonetheless, the now generally accepted principles of informational privacy have been challenged by recent developments advocating data retention by communications service providers for far longer periods than are required for business purposes, and allowing subsequent use of that data for a variety of enforcement purposes not contemplated at the time of collection. On the other hand, the collective interest in a safe society in the context of the perceived threat from terrorism, especially since September 11th has been used to justify this response. This paper will consider the proportionality of the introduction of data retention in the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 and the potential effect of the Code of Practice on Data Retention, brought into effect in December 2003, in the context of the existing data protection laws. en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Information, Law & Technology en_US
dc.title Data Retention and the War against Terrorism en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of Law & Criminology en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Law and Criminology en_US


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