UK Investigatory Powers Bill: what you need to know

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The UK government has put forward a bill today that would force internet service providers (ISPs) to keep a record of the websites their customers access for up to 12 months. These “internet connection records” (ICRs) could then be requested by law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies to identify, the home secretary claims, which services a device has been accessing. It would not reveal every webpage a person has visited — the current understanding, as set out in David Anderson’s recent review of surveillance laws, is that this would cover or, but nothing beyond the first forward slash.

Source: GOV.UK

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