engine - 1:54 pm on Apr 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
Clegg criticises 'scaremongering' over web and email monitoring plans [bbc.co.uk]
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said there has been "a lot of scaremongering" about plans for new email and web monitoring laws.
He said they were "not the draconian proposals they have been portrayed as", and safeguards for privacy and civil liberties were "absolutely guaranteed".
Home Secretary Theresa May has said the move will help bring "criminal paedophiles and terrorists" to justice.
But MPs and civil liberties campaigners have warned against the plan.