Police Powers – Your Data.

Notaries Retain Data Too – Just Not in a Snoopy Way!

The Police need to access the Data people want to hide. A Notary proves the Data you need to show the World

In July this year Parliament has brought into force a new Law regulating Computer, mobile phone and email Data and its retention for official scrutiny. This has been passed as an Emergency measure at great speed after an earlier judgment of the European Court of Justice this year. The European Court found aspects of the UK Laws of electronic data retention to be unacceptable or in breach of human rights or otherwise invalid. It said this about the laws or practices of other European countries too, but UK has reacted the most speedily. The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 is now fully in force and you can read its terms on the government website.

The new Law does not require that every phone call or email should be recorded, but it does place an obligation on communication providers to retain the “meta-data” – that is, the data of phone numbers called, the times and duration of phone calls, the address of emails, recipient, senders etc.

Further this law expressly requires foreign telecommunication services to keep the same records as British ones must do, if they wish to conduct their business in Britain.

In addition all such services must be capable of being “tapped” when duly authorised.

The arguments both for and against privacy and communication are well understood – Citizens [so-called, in fact we are not Citizens, we are Subjects of the Crown] in Britain will be pleased that the Government has given itself rights which may help to prevent terrorist attack.

On the other hand these are the same powers which would, if mishandled, give a Government the legal ability to snoop on just about every aspect of every person’s life. No doubt citizens would not be so keen on these Government powers if the Government were a repressive regime such as say the old East Germany or Ceausescu’s Romania. But in any case, Jurisdictions like that don’t care what their citizens think.

Of course, for most of us our Data – about who we are and what agreements we have made, what job we have, what Degrees we have attained – are essential and the important thing is to be able to prove that they are Genuine.

That is my function, to Notarise your personal or Business information and warrant it to be Correct so that the truth of it is understood and accepted in any Country in the World.

Please do contact me whenever you need Notarial certification or Legalisation – at http://www.atkinsonnotary.com or phone me on 0113 816 0116 (internationally 0044 113 8160116)

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