The Department of Home Affairs wants IP addresses, MAC addresses and port numbers to be added to the list of data retained by providers under the existing data retention regime, according to a submission made to a review of the law.
The UK will have to change parts of its Investigatory Powers Act, after the High Court upheld a legal challenge brought by human rights campaigning group Liberty.
The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that an overarching data retention law put in place by the UK Government, allowing access to phone and email records, lacks adequate safeguards.
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