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Anti-Terrorism laws and data retention: war is over?" (2003) Northern Ireland
Legal Quarterly, 54(2), Summer, 159-182.
Abstract: The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 signals a
determined response to the attacks of September 11th. One aspect involves the facilitation of the use of
electronic surveillance in order to prevent, detect or prosecute the perpetrators of terrorism. The role of
Part XI of the 2001 Act is to augment existing surveillance powers in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers
Act 2000. This papers plots the relationships between those two statutes and also their relationship to data
protection laws. Delays and difficulties in enforcement are noted and are related to a process of return to
greater normality after an initial period of panic.
Art 29 Working Party Opinion on data retention
(9/2004) on a draft Framework Decision on the storage of data processed and retained for the purpose of
providing electronic public communications services or data available in public communications networks with
a view to the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal acts, including terrorism
adopted on 9th November 2004. [Proposal presented by France, Ireland, Sweden and Great Britain (Document of
the Council 8958/04 of 28 April 2004)]