British ISPs Warn over Police Requests for Web HistoryAdded: Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Broadband providers believe that any new powers implemented by the government to enable broader surveillance of web browsing must couple with adequate protection of civil liberties.
The association of ISPs has sent a checklist to MPs for a new legislation to adhere to. The move comes amid reports that the British police have lobbied the government for the right to view the online browsing history of any user in anticipation of the publication of new legislation on regulating surveillance rights. The police want to revive measures forcing telecommunications companies to retain web history data for a year. According to law enforcement authorities, they needed the powers because the scale of online activity meant traditional methods of surveillance and investigation became more limited.
It is known that such Internet connection records were included in the draft communications data bill that was rejected by parliament. Despite the bill’s rejection, the government had not consulted with Internet service providers. While the police didn’t comment on any specifics of the forthcoming law, they claimed that officers were not looking for anything beyond what they could already access through phone records.
The police lobbying is the latest move in the public negotiation between the police and ISPs over the extent to which the government should be allowed to eavesdrop on online traffic. The Internet service providers agree that law enforcers should have “reasonable access to information”, but warned that legislation should include appropriate safeguards. The matter is that the address of a website often contains far more details than just the name of the company being visited: for example, it also contains all searches made through the search engines.
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Monday, November 2nd, 2015
|I don't like the sound of this. Nor does it surprise me.|
|Err if you are using an encrypted VPN what 'data' is there to view anyway?|
I can see VPN's being outlawed eventually.
|This doesn't surprise me, the UK is virtually a police state as it is!|
It's amazing how many times the police and goverment are allowed to hide behind the terrorist act to push through draconian laws like this.
|They do it already, they just want to legalise it.|
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