UK police make requests to access email and phone records once every two minutes

Police forces in the UK request access to monitor emails, phone records or internet searches once every two minutes, according to a report. Between 2012 and 1014, there were more than 730,000 requests for communications data made by police, 92% of which were accepted. The figures, obtained by privacy campaigner Big Brother Watch using Freedom… [Continue Reading]

Ministers ‘plan new web monitoring’

  Ministers are preparing a major expansion of the Government’s powers to monitor the email exchanges and website visits of every person in the UK, it has been reported. Under legislation expected in next month’s Queen’s Speech, internet companies will be instructed to install hardware enabling GCHQ – the Government’s electronic “listening” agency – to… [Continue Reading]