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UK govt wins early vote on 'snoopers charter' bill

Wednesday 16 March 2016 | 10:51 CET | News
The UK government has won a vote on the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill in the House of Commons. After the Labour Party and Scottish National Party abstained from voting, the bill received 281 votes for and just 15 against. Among a range of increased powers for law enforcement, the bill will require telecom service providers to retain customer communication records for 12 months for eventual use in investigations. The bill known as the 'snopper's charter' will also authorise the bulk collection of personal data. Home secretary Theresa May said the measures were needed to keep the

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