§ The Earl of Northesk
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, in respect of the draft code of practice for voluntary retention of communications data and the consultation paper on it, their policy objectives might be more effectively achieved by a targeted preservation scheme similar to that in the United States. [HL2126]
§ Lord Falconer of Thoroton
As discussed in Section 12 of the consultation paper on the voluntary code, data preservation is a very useful tool but not a substitute for data retention.