UK police hoping to track down suspected criminals online are about to get a boost, with Home Secretary Theresa May moving to give law enforcement additional powers to acquire details linked to IP addresses from internet service providers.
The anti-terrorism and security bill will require that internet service providers retain information which can help identify individual users via their IP (Internet Protocol) addresses.
“Loss of the capabilities on which we have always relied is the great danger we face,” the Press Association cited May as saying. “The bill provides the opportunity to resolve the very real problems that exist around IP resolution and is a step in the right direction towards bridging the overall communications data capability gap.”
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