London's Burning Over Government Surveillance Plans
The proposed legislation "is about granting law enforcement authorities and government agencies access to current and historical Internet data -- whom you Skyped, whom you chatted with on Facebook, who you emailed ... and when," Gus Hosein, director of Privacy International in London, told TechNewsWorld.
It "is highly controversial here in the UK, and already the government has had to climb down on some of the powers it was seeking," Hosein continued. "So we will see what happens once MPs (members of parliament) see the draft clauses."
The UK government hasn't released a draft of the legislation yet, Hosein said.