Sunday, 4 June 2017

May calls for tighter regulation of internet

"New international agreements should be introduced to regulate the internet in the light of the London Bridge terror attack, Theresa May has said."

"The Prime Minister said introducing new rules for cyberspace would `deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online` and that technology firms were not currently doing enough."

"The Prime Minister made the comments outside Downing Street on Sunday morning in the aftermath of the van and knife attack that saw seven people killed and dozens injured..."

"The call was one plank in Ms May's speech following the attack. The Prime Minister also said Britain was too tolerant of extremism and that `pluralistic` British values had to be established as superior..."

"The intervention comes after the introduction of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 the so-called 'Snooper's Charter' which expands the powers of spying agencies and the Government over the internet."

"The Act, championed by Ms May, requires internet service providers to maintain a list of visited websites for all internet users for a year and gives intelligence agencies more powers to intercept online communications. Police can access the stored browsing history without any warrant or court order."

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