Yvette Cooper warns 'serious safeguards' needed to protect privacy

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said: "We know that the police and security services who are trying to tackle serious terrorist incidents, of course, need to be able keep up with modern technology.

"We also need serious safeguards in place to protect people's privacy, to make sure there are checks and balances and that nothing is abused."

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Lib Dems vow to halt 'snooping'

Liberals Democrats have vowed to kills government plans to allow all calls, emails, texts and website visits to be monitored. David Cameron has insisted the scheme should plud "significant gaps" in UK security.