Lord West urges UK email snooping crackdown

Ministers must do more to stop internet service providers (ISPs) snooping on private e-mails without consent, an ex-cyber security minister has said.Some ISPs have trialled software that intercepts and scans e-mails to target ads.They are meant to ask permission first – but former Labour minister Lord West says it is too easy to flout the rules.The Home Office said interception of e-mails without the sender’s knowledge or consent was already a criminal offence.

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