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It may be, but if I just pick up the point you've just made, the state can authorise an interception of communication and the statute will identify the circumstances in which that can be authorised. Then there's a surveillance commissioner to check that the thing is being done appropriately. But that's the state controlling state activity. It is rather different, isn't it, from the control of non-state actors?

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