Nov 242014
 November 24, 2014  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Laws, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

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.

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