UK MPs call communications data bill ‘honeypot for hackers and criminals’

The home secretary, Theresa May, has been told by peers and MPs that her £1.8bn internet monitoring proposals will be a “honeypot for hackers and criminals around the world” and that she must bring in prison sentences for those who hack databases.May has spelled out for the first time the expected timetable for the introduction of the communications data bill, indicating that she intends it to reach the statute book before the next general election and be “in play” within a few years.

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