Time is rapidly running out for people to submit their comments to the UK government, about draft legislation which could allow police and intelligence services to spy on who you have been emailing.
After Thursday, it will be too late for members of the public to submit evidence to a British parliamentary committee running an inquiry into the draft Communications Data Bill.
The controversial proposed legislation, which has drawn strong criticism from some quarters who have dubbed it a “Snooper’s charter”, is being examined by a committee of MPs and British Lords before it starts the process of becoming actual law.
If the Communications Data Bill becomes law, ISPs and telecoms companies in the UK would have to store information about all communications for up to 12 months, including the time, duration, location, originator and recipient of messages sent via email, VOIP and telephone services.
Although the content of actual messages (what you said, or wrote) would not be…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.