UK Public Places May Have to Store Wi-Fi Users' DataAdded: Saturday, January 16th, 2016
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According to Theresa May, libraries and cafes running Wi-Fi networks may have to store online data under new snooper’s charter. Moreover, she believes that the costs of the new law are likely to go far beyond the official £240m estimate. The home secretary revealed that the negotiations were hold with Internet and phone companies over costs and their technical capacity to comply with the law. In the meantime, the largest telecom providers in the country, including Vodafone, O2 and EE, all testified that each of them could spend that amount alone to implement the proposed surveillance law.
Theresa May explained that small-scale service providers would also be required to store their customer’s online records for up to a year. Moreover, she rejected demands that there should be a clause on the legislation ensuring it would be revisited within 5 to 7 years to cope with the rapid pace of technological development. In fact, Theresa May claimed that the law would somehow be “technology neutral” and fit for a rapidly changing technological world. At the same time, she failed to explain how she would enforce legal notices requiring overseas Internet and tech firms like Apple, Facebook and Google to store their users’ records for a year and to hand them over to the UK law enforcement agencies on request.
So far, the scrutiny committee has had only less than three months to examine the 300-page bill that was drafted in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelation of mass surveillance by Britain’s GCHQ and the American NSA. Apparently, the Home Office may face serious difficulties with the issue of the costs faced by the telecom companies in complying with the bill’s requirements to store and all their users’ communications data.
Saturday, January 16th, 2016
|That woman should be hung drawn and quartered, she along with the party she represents are Public enemy No.1|
|Libraries have been doing this for years now. In the USA.|
Nothing new. Big brother is watching you...HAHAHAHA..
Freaking sad that people don't even realize it.
|I forgot to mention that every time you enter a "Walmart/Walgreen/Rite aide" they ask you for an addresses and or phone number and give you a card to use at checkout. In other words, they help the government track people. This is old news to me.|
|old news sammy1968 because in the USA they have been unconstitutionally monitoring since 2000 it has not reached Americas epic disproportionate public spying on it`s citizens in the UK yet or the complete pacification of the citizenry through the media although it is most certainly following the same steps backwards the USA has taken towards the cold war and the atypical behavior of a restrictive regime,all we need is Hitlers Brown shirts and the Gestapo,I think they call them homeland security and the CIA in the USA these days.|
|There are about 23.7 million fixed residential & SME broadband lines and about 42 million smartphone users in the UK... and they want to store all there data for any were from 1 to 3 years ??? the UK is not doing too well at the moment I can think of a lot of ways the money could be better spent||
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