UK To ‘Fast Track’ Mass Surveillance Bill – 10 July 2014

RT logoParliament plans to push through new laws requiring phone companies to keep records of customer calls and internet activity. Rights activists warn the bill sets a “dangerous precedent,” while the PM claims the consequences of not acting are “grave.”

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Under the new legislation, called the Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill, phone companies would have to keep records on who their customers telephoned and the addresses of websites they visited for at least 12 months.

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