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UK petition calls for repeal of bulk surveillance law

Monday 28 November 2016 | 15:03 CET | News
Internet activists have gathered enough signatures in a public petition to ask the UK government to consider repealing its new Investigatory Powers Act. The public platform allows anyone to start a pettition, and if they receive over 100,000 signatures, the matter must be considered for parliamentary debate. The law passed earlier this month will require telecom operators to store data on customer communications for one year, so that it can be used for eventual law enforcement. The government says it will help combat terrorism, while privacy activists have branded the bill the 'snoopers'

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