In the UK Sky News reports that there is new powers brought in so that Police and Security Services can check your mobile without any warrant and store it on file for up to a year,this is also something that could happen here which will not go down to well…
The web browsing history of every person in the UK will be recorded for a year, under new legislation being announced by the Home Secretary later.
Police and security services will be able to access that data – which will include all the sites a person visits, but not the individual pages within that site – without a warrant.
The new draft Investigatory Powers Bill is an attempt to bring many different surveillance powers of the security services and police under one comprehensive piece of legislation.
Chris Phillips, the former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, told Sky News: “The world has moved on so quickly: people communicate on many different means, whether it’s WhatsApp, whether it’s Facebook, whether it’s email or telephone.
Read more at Sky News
What do you think of this and would you be bothered if it came into effect in Ireland?