Apr 272013
 
 April 27, 2013  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Sophie Curtis reports:

The UK government has abandoned plans to introduce its controversial Communications Data Bill, better known as the “snooper’s charter,” which would have given security services sweeping powers to monitor internet activity.

Speaking on his weekly LBC radio programme, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg said that the bill is “not workable nor proportionate,” and that “it certainly isn’t going to happen with Liberal Democrats in government”.

He said that the coalition has a commitment to “end the storage of internet information unless there is a very good reason to do so,” adding that it does not intend to repeat the mistakes of the Labour government by “trying to constantly keep tabs on everyone.”

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