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Don’t rush us into the next big data disaster

The UK government has laid out its plans for updating its web surveillance legislation, part of which will require internet companies to store details of their customers’ web surfing data for a year.

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris last month, there have calls to fast-track the bill through parliament and into law as quickly as possible. That would be unwise. The bill is a significant extension of the state’s ability to collect information about everyone not just criminals. [1]

[1] By Steve Ranger for ZDNet

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