Friday, May 24, 2013

Woolwich - The response: Powers for the internet 'snooper's charter' use back on agenda

The Woolwich murder will be used by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, to revive plans for a "snooper's charter", allowing police and security services to monitor internet use, Conservative sources indicated tonight.

Ms May was furious when Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, vetoed the inclusion of the contentious scheme in this month's Queen's Speech on the grounds that it was disproportionate and an invasion of privacy.

She faced demands from senior figures in all parties to strengthen the powers of the police and security services after Wednesday's killing of an off-duty soldier.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-response-powers-to-monitor-internet-use-back-on-agenda-8630174.html