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UK "Snoopers Charter" Becomes Law

11:35 am on Nov 30, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The UK's Investigatory Powers Act 2016, or "snoopers charter" as it's commonly known, has been made law and will come into force before December 31, 2016. According to the Government, it'll require extensive testing.

The Home Office says some of the provisions in the act will require extensive testing and will not be in place for some time. However, powers to require web and phone companies to collect customers’ communications data will be in force before 31 December, the date when the current Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 expires. link [theguardian.com]

[edited by: IanTurner at 12:10 pm (utc) on Nov 30, 2016]
[edit reason] Typo in date [/edit]