The UK Prime Minister David Cameron, has announced that the goverment intends to pass new laws with regards to data retention with ISP’s in the UK.
The UK Government intends to pass emergency legislation which will stop ISP’s from deleting your personal information on what you have been looking at on the Internet.
The news comes after a European court decided to rule that the currently laws where ISP’s must hold data for up to 12 months for law enforcement purposes, are not required. This means that the Internet Service Providers can now delete the data that they hold.
David Cameron has said that these new emergency laws will apparently also come with new measures to ensure transparency, you can see a statement from him below.
It is the first duty of government to protect our national security and to act quickly when that security is compromised. As events in Iraq and Syria demonstrate, now is not the time to be scaling back on our ability to keep our people safe. The ability to access information about communications and intercept the communications of dangerous individuals is essential to fight the threat from criminals and terrorists targeting the UK.
No government introduces fast track legislation lightly. But the consequences of not acting are grave.
I want to be very clear that we are not introducing new powers or capabilities – that is not for this Parliament. This is about restoring 2 vital measures ensuring that our law enforcement and intelligence agencies maintain the right tools to keep us all safe.
You can find out more details about the new proposed legislation over at the Governments website at the link below.