UK snoopers charter blocked

A former Conservative cabinet minister who chaired the parliamentary inquiry into the snooper’s charter has told four senior peers not to go ahead on Monday with their last-minute attempt to sneak it into law before the general election.

Lord Blencathra, a former Home Office minister, has written to the former Tory defence secretary Lord King, voicing strong concerns over his attempt to “insert the whole of the discredited draft communications data bill” into the counter-terror legislation being fast-tracked through the House of Lords.


Country: UK

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: data retention, UK communications bill, Internet, law enforcement, secret services, cybersecurity, surveillance, snooping, privacy

Posted on Friday 23 January 2015

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