UK Police Right to Access Browsing History Can Be BlockedAdded: Friday, November 6th, 2015
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According to the recent news, peers could derail plans to grant police power to potentially access the online browsing records of any UK user. Apparently, the upper chamber has been emboldened after peers voted to delay proposed cuts to tax credits even despite the fact that the law in question had already been passed by the House of Commons.
Since then, ministers have argued that peers had no right to block financial measures approved by the lower house. However, now the Lords could be planning to delay the draft investigatory powers bill that could revive measures forcing telecoms to retain users’ browsing history for as long as a year. The matter is that the powers in question would be similar to provisions contained in the shelved communications data legislation, which was originally dubbed a “snooper’s charter”. The latter would have required companies to retain phone, email and social media data. At the time, the Liberal Democrats blocked it due to privacy concerns when the party was part of the coalition government. They could use their 112 peers in the Lords to block the proposed changes, since conservative peers account for only 1/3 of the total.
At least, the Liberal Democrats promised to use all the parliamentary instruments available to ensure any proposed legislation is properly scrutinized. They also explained that they had blocked the snooper’s charter and would resist any attempt to bring it back, because it would dramatically change the relationship between the state and the individual, between liberty and security. Moreover, one peer admitted that many lords from across the political spectrum felt strongly about civil liberties issues, which could result in quite unusual alliances.
For example, a civil rights group named Liberty claimed that the powers suggested by the bill would be “extraordinarily intrusive”. As a result, a cross-party parliamentary committee and the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation have already rejected them.
In the meantime, a Home Office spokesperson announced that a draft investigatory powers bill would soon be published for pre-legislative scrutiny. Police call for providing them those powers by bringing arguments that the scale of activity carried out on the Internet meant traditional methods of surveillance and investigation were becoming less useful, while accepting that the measures would need safeguards to protect privacy.
Friday, November 6th, 2015
|It will keep being brought back. They got a taste and they wont rest until it is law.|
The only hold up is politics.
And in the future they will deal make it in. Watch and mark my words.
I hope Im wrong, but know Im not.
|posted by (2015-11-08 12:40:27)|
|Couldn't agree more analogkid6103, UK Government seem to enjoy nothing more than finding new ways to f*** with your life and get more tax out of us. It doesn't matter which party is in power either, Labour are as bad as the Tories these days gone are their 'we fight for the working class' ideals.|
|Will this be law in the Houses of Parliament?|
|For those in the UK should all know especially the younger generation that the free access computers in the jobcentre on which they search using BT on which they have to open an account FREE of charge is not covered by the same rules regarding the collection and use of personal information and so all their personal data can and has been mined for several years now (BadPhorm) and there is an out on each computer for the govt as there is a warning (disclaimer) given that they are using a 3rd party in their FREE communication,a 3rd party that will store ,sell or use their information freely for their own ends although they do not give this detailed an explanation and it is a more use at your own risk,I did quiz their IT bod who put his hands in the air and told me if I wanted to access a secure computer I would be better served using the one in the public library. (:^D) .|
|It does seem to be crossing a line though since as I put it to the Jobcentre IT technician The Jobcentre is an arm of Government in the public sector and BT is a PLC and has been since the late 90`s I believe so a private corporation which should legally and morally have no right to private information on the public body without their express consent,the counter argument being that they forego any such rights the moment they create an account with BT.|
|posted by (2015-11-12 05:45:46)|
|Great Britain ain't so great anymore. You can butter it. They're toast.||
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