Police and MI5 get power to watch you on the web
Martin KickmanPolice and intelligence officers are to be handed the power to monitor people's messages online in what has been described as an "attack on the privacy" of vast numbers of Britons.
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, intends to introduce legislation in next month's Queen's Speech which would allow law-enforcement agencies to check on citizens using Facebook, Twitter, online gaming forums and the video-chat service Skype.
Regional police forces, MI5 and GCHQ, the Government's eavesdropping centre, would be given the right to know who speaks to whom "on demand" and in "real time".
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"Police and MI5 get power to watch you on the web ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 04/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/police-and-mi5-get-power-to-watch-you-on-the-web-