May calls for internet companies to store details of website visits

May calls for internet companies to store details of website visits
By Alan Travis

Home secretary tries to sweeten snooper’s charter by stating that police will need judicial approval to access internet connection records

Theresa May is to propose a major extension of the surveillance state when she publishes legislation requiring internet companies to store details of every website visited by customers over the previous year. for the past twelve months.

The home secretary will try to sweeten the pill of her revived snooper’s charter on Wednesday by announcing that the police will need to get judicial authorisation before they can access the internet connection records of an individual – something that is currently banned in the US and every European country, including Britain.

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November 3, 2015 at 10:34PM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1GKdKrs

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