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The "Snoopers' Charter" could leave UK citizens at risk from blackmail and data theft, experts warn.

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IT Pro
Publication date: 
15-Jun-2012
Author(s): 
Caroline Donnelly
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The Bill’s content was debated by privacy campaigners and MPs during an event at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

Speaking at the event, Eric King, head of research at campaign group Privacy International, warned the proposals would put the “nation’s internet under surveillance,” as companies will be forced to retain data massive amounts of data about their customers.

“[The Government] is saying they want everything you’ve got and, if you can’t, we’ll give you the tools,” said King.

“We think this will include black boxes...that will intercept every single packet...because there is no way any of this will work without intercepting every packet.”

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