Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told the BBC Radio 4 World at One Programme: "I think it is very important people hold off making their judgement until they see the proposals.
"There has been a lot of speculation, some of it inaccurate, over the last couple of days. I happen to think it is right to have a debate about what we do as a society as criminals exploit new technologies.
"People should be reassured were are not going to ram something through Parliament. All along we will be guided by some very simple principles."