Snooper’s Charter plans revealed: Government wants your to track your porn viewing, Facebook stalking and online shopping

Snooper’s Charter plans revealed: Government wants your to track your porn viewing, Facebook stalking and online shopping

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New law: The ‘Snooper’s Charter’ was originally floated in 2012, but faced heavy opposition

Everything you do online – from Facebook stalking to watching pornography, and even what you buy – will be stored by the government, if a new legislation is passed.

Home Secretary Theresa May is unveiling the new Investigatory Powers Bill today – commonly known as the Snooper’s Charter.

It will demand that popular mobile phone or broadband providers store YOUR data for at least 12 months, with security bosses and police having permission to access that data without a warrant.

The legislation hopes to combine existing powers available to authorities under a single piece of law.

However while Prime Minister David Cameron described it as “one of the most important pieces of legislation” that Parliament will see over the next five years, it has come in for fierce criticism from civil liberties groups.

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