This bill will authorize the non-UK companies like Google and Facebook to store information on web activities of the UK users. Despite of severe criticism of the bill in the House of Lords the bill was passed successfully. The Home Secretary attained many powers related to future surveillance systems from the bill. It was opined by the high officials that immediate passage of the bill was unjustified.
EMEA managing director, Infosec not-for-profit (ISC) 2, Adrian Davis reported that DRIP legislation may put personal data in UK at serious risk from cyber-attacks. The debate over the DRIP bill was about the extent the state should about the users. The cyber-criminals target the internet companies and phones of the users successfully.
The law passed demands as much information as possible to not just be stored but accessed, processed and deleted after sufficient back up with the involvement of many people who are accessing or having a control over it. The Australian government is in a mood to follow the suit to prompt telecommunications providers to collect and keep data for at least 2 years so as to aid the investigations for law enforcement.