Remember also how it then transpired that this was really just an EU Directive and was introduced as a statutory instrument called the "The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009"?
Well, Chris Huhne has received an interesting answer from Nick Harvey about whether the service prodivder for Parliament is subject to the data retention under these rules. A reasonable questin I imagine as some MPs might be concerned about confidentaility and/or whistleblower protection if they get leaked something electornically. Apparently,
The internet service provider for Parliament is Colt. The provisions of the UK Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 apply to all public communications providers to whom a written notice has been given by the Secretary of State. I understand that Colt have not received such a notice.Lesson learned? If you don't want the Government to snoop your email then get a service from Colt?