New UK law to tell internet service providers to retain browsing data

Powers to view the web browsing history of criminal suspects or missing people are likely to feature in the government’s surveillance legislation published next week.The investigatory powers bill is expected to reintroduce a requirement that telecommunication firms retain records of sites accessed by their users, known as weblogs, for a 12-month period – a key element of the “snooper’s charter” that was blocked by Liberal Democrats in the last parliament.

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