U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron Believes Privacy Policies are a Hindrance

David Cameron has said the U.K. is not a place that will not go into people’s emails and invade their privacy. By that same token, he believes security services should have access to online communications if the U.K. wants to ward off terrorism.

“We just want to ensure that terrorists do not have a safe space in which to communicate,” said Cameron. “That is the challenge, and it is a challenge that will come in front of the House.”

That challenge looks to begin in the form of a revised version of the Draft Communications Data Bill, nicknamed the “Snoopers’ Charter.” In short, the bill would force Internet service providers, as well as mobile phone companies, to maintain records of a user’s Internet browsing activity. In addition, they would have to maintain records of someone’s email, phone call, gaming, and messaging activities. These companies would then store the information for 12 months, during which the government and security agencies can access the information.

You can read more in an article by Adam Bienkov in Politics at http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2015/06/30/david-cameron-twitter-and-facebook-privacy-is-unsustainable.

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