Controversial UK Web Tracking Bill Is Dead, Official Says

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Efforts by British lawmakers to pass a bill dramatically expanding the state’s ability to monitor citizens’ email, browser history and phone records stalled out Thursday after a high-level government official announced that Liberal Democrats would not support it.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced in his weekly address on London radio station LBC that the Communications Data Bill is “not going to happen.” The bill, which has been nicknamed the “snooper’s charter,” purports to aid law enforcement investigations by forcing communications service providers to retain the...
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