The Scotsman cartoon: Data retention

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

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green

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

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

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