Queen’s Speech: New monitoring powers ‘to tackle terrorism’

New laws to give police and spies greater powers to monitor internet and phone use are in the Queen’s Speech.Downing Street said that measures in the Investigatory Powers Bill would provide the authorities “with the tools to keep you and your family safe”.It will “address gaps” in intelligence gathering and access to communications data which is putting “lives at risk”.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32896921Also see:Wide-ranging snooper’s charter to extend powers of security services
David Cameron is to use the Tories’ unexpected parliamentary majority to press ahead with a “turbo-charged” version of the snooper’s charter that will extend the powers of the security services in response to the debate that followed surveillance disclosures by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.In a surprise move, the government is to introduce an investigatory powers bill far more wide-ranging than expected. The legislation will include not only the expected snooper’s charter, enabling the tracking of everyone’s web and social media use, but also moves to strengthen the security services’ warranted powers for the bulk interception of the content of communications.

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