Lack of data retention laws endangers lives, British minister says

January 15, 2015 2:44 AM

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London: Britain's failure to pass a law forcing communications firms to collect and store online data is endangering lives and weakening the country's ability to protect itself, Theresa May, the interior minister, has warned.

"Every day that passes without the proposals in the communications data bill, the capabilities of the people who keep us safe diminishes and ... more people find themselves in danger and yes crimes will go unpunished and innocent lives will be put at risk," May, the home secretary, told parliament.

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