UK prime minister David Cameron yesterday unveiled emergency laws, to be bundled through parliament in days, designed to shore up the powers of spies, police and government agencies. But Cameron agreed to a "sunset clause" time-limiting the bill to 2016, a full-scale review of intercept laws, a new oversight board and restrictions on the number of public bodies that can make use of surveillance data. Full story >>
Snooping is watching someone secretly in order to learn about their personal life or business. • The director of campaign group Liberty has said that new data laws are not just for 'snooping on suspects' but will be used on everyone.