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UK plans to introduce new Web snooping law

Loek Essers | Nov. 25, 2014
A U.K. counterterrorism bill would require ISPs to retain IP addresses in order to identify individual users of Internet services.

"Before setting her sights on reviving the snoopers' charter, the Home Secretary should address the fact that one of the biggest challenges facing the police is making use of the huge volume of data that is already available, including data from social media and Internet companies," said Big Brother Watch. Therefore, any proposal "must be based on a full and frank discussion with industry, be technically workable and not introduce by the back door excessive or unwarranted obligations for data to be collected."

The plans will be discussed in Parliament on Wednesday.


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