UK Parliament follows web history of citizens

Saturday, 19 November, 2016 - 14:00

The British Parliament has passed a law, which providing new bulk surveillance powers to police and intelligence services. These services will, in particular, have access to any computer in the kingdom.

The new law stipulates changes in the organization of companies, which providing Internet services. Now they will have to keep all information about online sessions of any computer during the whole year: a search history in the browser, entry time to the network and some other moments.

In addition, the law allows security officers to break into people’s computers and other technique, as well as connect to equipment of communication companies, up to interference in their work, if it seems suspicious.

The law, which David Cameron failed to push in 2012, was passed by both houses of the Parliament. However, the Queen has not yet approved it, but the royal signature is a formality.