From the UK’s Home Office:
An array of reforms in the Protection of Freedoms Bill will put an end to unwarranted local authority snooping and unnecessary scrutiny of individuals.
It will see:
- an end to the routine monitoring of 9.3 million people under the radically reformed vetting and barring scheme
- millions of householders protected from town hall snoopers checking their bins or school catchment area
- scrapping Section 44 powers, which have been used to stop and search 100,000s of innocent people
- a permanent reduction of the maximum period of pre-charge detention for terrorist suspect to 14 days
- DNA samples and fingerprints of thousands of innocent people deleted from police databases
- gay men being able to clear their name of out-of-date convictions for consensual acts
- thousands of motorists protected from rogue wheel clamping firms
Read more from the Home Office.