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UK to introduce Investigatory Powers Bill

Thursday 28 May 2015 | 10:11 CET | News
The new UK government announced in the Queen's Speech that measures in the Investigatory Powers Bill would address gaps in intelligence gathering and access to communications data "to maintain the ability of intelligence agencies and law enforcement to target the online communications of terrorists, paedophiles and other serious criminals." Details of how the proposed measures will work are expected to be published in the next few days, writes BBC News. They are thought likely to require ISPs and mobile operators to log more data about what their customers are doing, including data on calls,

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