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The Scotsman cartoon: Data retention

Illustration: Iain Green

Illustration: Iain Green

LEGISLATION is to be rushed through Parliament in order to maintain the ability of police and security services to access telephone and internet data.

Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg stressed the legislation would maintain existing powers rather than add to them.

Home Secretary Theresa May warned MPs that innocent lives would be lost if Parliament did not act swiftly.

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