Surveillance

U.K. Parliament Committee Skeptical of Snooping Proposal

It would be a carte blanche to monitor communications

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The joint parliamentary committee scrutinising the government's Communications Data Bill—universally dubbed the "Snoopers' Charter"—is set to slate the draft law in its official report published tomorrow.

Most of the committee members felt the Home Office had failed to make a convincing case for the scale of requested powers required to monitor British citizens' activities online, The Register has learnt. Home Secretary Theresa May said the proposed surveillance law would "save lives" and help cops catch more paedophiles and terrorists.