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Friday, November 6, 2015

UK Browsing History Must Be Retained For One Year

In the UK, Web Browsing History Must Now be Stored for a Year

UK gov't backs down on crypto bans, but calls for major extension of surveillance powers.

Glyn Moody | November 4, 2015

The UK home secretary, Theresa May, confirmed today that the UK government will seek to force all ISPs to retain a record of your Web browsing history for the previous year, even though the existence of tools like Tor and VPNs can make such data useless. This "Internet Connection Record" will be "a record of the Internet services a specific device has connected to, such as a website or instant messaging application." It does not include details of individual webpages visited.


<more at; related links: (Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for the Home Department by Command of Her Majesty. November 2015) (UK internet providers may yet be required to keep browsing data
Latest round of lobbying by senior police officers and security services suggests the measure will be resurrected in new investigatory powers bill. October 30, 2015)>

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