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The UK government's war on internet freedom

Publisher: 
Al Jazeera
Publication date: 
13-Apr-2012
Author(s): 
Trevor Timm
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Cameron said his proposal was meant "to keep our country safe from serious and organised crime and also from terrorist threats that… that we still face in this country". But as Privacy International explained: "In a terrorism investigation, the police will already have access to all the data they could want. This is about other investigations." The information gathered in this new programme would be available to local law enforcement for use in any investigation and would be available without any judicial oversight.

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