The Home Office will... ask communications companies - from internet service providers to mobile phone networks - to extend the range of information they currently hold on their subscribers and organise it so that it can be better used by the police, MI5 and other public bodies investigating crime and terrorism.
"What we are talking about is who is at one end [of a communication] and who is at the other - and how they are communicating."
Jacqui Smith on new plans for monitoring the Internet, because doing nothing is 'not an option'.
Announcing a consultation on a new strategy for communications data and its use in law enforcement, Jacqui Smith said there would be no single government-run database.
From the BBC.