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In June 2012, the Government published its Communications Data draft Bill (ISBN 9780101835923). The Bill is intended to ensure that the police and other public bodies continue to be able to access communications data. The Committee believes, in respect of communications data, that there is a serious problem that requires action. That intelligence and security Agencies require access to communications data in certain tightly controlled circumstances and with appropriate authorisation, in the interests of national security. With changing technologies, such Agencies are unable to access all the communications data they need and the Committee believes that updating the current arrangements governing retention of communications data offers the most appropriate way forward. For the draft Bill, more thought needs to be given to the level of detail, in particular in relation to the Order-making power, but Parliament and the public will require more information to be convinced. Further, in respect of the draft Bill, there seems to have been insufficient consultation with the Communication Service Providers on practical implementation, as well as a lack of coherent communication about the way in which communications data is used and the safeguards that will be in place.