Internet firms will have to store details of people’s online activity for 12 months under a new surveillance law. The requirement is included in the government’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill, to be published later. The government is promising strict safeguards including a ban on councils accessing people’s internet records and a new offence of misuse of the data. Ministers are also facing calls for judges to sign warrants to access the content of digital records.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC