UK police is lobbying for mandatory retention of browsing history

The requirement that telecommunication firms retain the online browsing history of their customers for a 12 month period was a key feature of the so-called “snooper’s charter” that was blocked by Liberal Democrats in the last parliament.

However, UK internet providers may still be required to keep browsing data since senior police officers are lobbying the government for mandatory retention of internet connection records. Such a measure might re-appear in the investigatory powers bill which is due to be published next week.

Country: UK

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: browsing history, Internet, data retention, intelligence agencies, law enforcement, legislation, UK, surveillance, human rights, civil liberties, snooper's charter

Posted on Friday 30 October 2015

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