How will the Communications Data Bill affect you?
Mass surveillance affects us all
The draft Communications Data Bill - known as the 'Snoopers' Charter' - will dramatically expand police surveillance powers if it is voted into law. Innocent citizens would have all their communications and online activity monitored, all of the time. The government would store information about who we're texting, what we're searching for on Google and who we're friends with on Facebook. Police and HM Revenue and Customs officers would be able to access this information at a moment's notice, without a judicial warrant. The only other countries in the world that currently have this kind of mass surveillance system in place are China, Iran and Kazakhstan.