Heads up, UK privacy advocates!
Svenja O’Donnell and Scott Hamilton report:
The U.K. government will introduce anti-terrorism legislation this week requiring Internet companies to provide user data to authorities.
The bill, to be published on Nov. 26 and fast-tracked through Parliament so it becomes law before the general election in May […]
Under the proposed law, Internet-service providers will have to retain information on Internet protocol addresses — a number that identifies individual computer devices — and supply it to security services on request to help them track users’ activities.
Read more on Bloomberg Businessweek.