UK publish Investigatory Powers Bill nicknamed 'snoopers charter'

UK publish Investigatory Powers Bill nicknamed 'snoopers charter'

The British Home Secretary Theresa May has said police will not get automatic access to people's web browsing history under new rules being proposed this week.

The Investigatory Powers Bill is published in the UK on Wednesday and covers tools available to police and intelligence agencies to fight terrorism and serious crime.

It was previously called the 'snoopers charter' by critics.

Former Tory Chancellor Ken Clarke has said one thing is clear, that we definitely need some new rules

“Everybody agrees that the law has gone out-of-date because technology has moved fast and the law has not.

“We do need to be protected against terrorists and serious criminals.”

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