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New Law: British government plans to uniquely identify the Internet / UK News

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May appears on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, in this photograph received via the BBC in London

Who was the unit with which the Internet? These data will save British provider for a year and report at the request of police. This provides a new law that looks all the way to retention.

A submitted by the British Home Secretary Bill provides that Internet providers have the unique identification of online users. This is any device, whether smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, can be clearly assigned to its IP address. Provider should inform the police on request, who used what device at any given time, reports the “Guardian”. The retention period that data should be twelve months.

The Liberal Democrats, who currently form the government coalition with the Conservatives, warned of a return to controversial data retention. Appropriate plans for such a regulation, which originally already into force in 2012 was supposed to occur, Liberal Democrats had finally stopped until this year. A Europe-wide provision for storing conceding the European Court of Justice.

Now the British government plans apparently a remake. Minister May pointed to terrorist threats, the supposedly “stronger than ever” were. She complained, the Liberal Democrats have so far blocked further steps to secure the country.

Yet it seems far partly to encounter consent Mays new advance. While the Liberal Democrats the bill as “exactly what we need right now,” praised, also the group Big Brother Watch was open. Their boss Emma Carr explained that it was reasonable to provide the police with the authority to assign an IP address to a specific person.

However, this power should be subjected to a general review and an extensive consultation process, as Carr on. This should industry, civil society and the general public include, when it comes to the introduction of new surveillance methods.

The Association of British internet service providers (ISPA), however, pointed out the related to the retention costs. It is also unlikely that the law for people who knew to hide their online activities, be effective. ISPA chief James Massey also stated: “It was not a good idea to decide without asking us.”

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