Cash For Data: Internet Companies To Profit From UK Emergency Legislation – 10 July 2014

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The figures, published on Thursday by privacy rights campaign group Big Brother Watch, reveal the UK government has issued almost 65 million pounds in grants to multiple CSPs to log “communications data” generated over a period of six years.

The figures document state spending on grants to CSPs between 2007 and 2013. Tendered to UK authorities, Big Brother Watch’s FOI request unveils new facets of Britain’s surveillance landscape, highlighting a close relationship between the UK government and corporate sectors.
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