Theresa May unveils UK surveillance measures in wake of Snowden claims

New surveillance powers will be given to the police and security services, allowing them to access records tracking every UK citizen’s use of the internet without any judicial check, under the provisions of the draft investigatory powers bill unveiled by Theresa May.It includes new powers requiring internet and phone companies to keep “internet connection records” – tracking every website visited but not every page – for a maximum of 12 months but will not require a warrant for the police, security services or other bodies to access the data. Local authorities will be banned from accessing internet records.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/04/theresa-may-surveillance-measures-edward-snowdenAlso see:New U.K. online surveillance proposal could have international reach
A new surveillance proposal in the United Kingdom is drawing criticism from privacy advocates and tech companies that say it gives the government far-reaching digital surveillance powers that will affect users outside the nation’s borders.The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill released by British Home Secretary Theresa May Wednesday would force tech companies to build intercept capabilities into encrypted communications and require telecommunications companies to hold on to records of Web sites visited by citizens for 12 months so the government can access them, critics allege.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/11/04/new-u-k-online-surveillance-proposal-could-have-international-reach/Will UK spy bill risk exposing people’s porn habits?
After weeks of conflicting reports, the draft Investigatory Powers Bill has been revealed.It represents the UK government’s attempt to update and tidy up the powers the authorities have to delve into the public’s data to combat crime.It is a huge document – but at its heart is the argument it is illogical officials can scan through itemised lists of the phone calls people make but not the websites and chat apps they use.
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