Criticism for 'snooper's bill'

Nick Clegg has added his voice to growing criticism of Theresa May's 'snooper's charter'. He said the Home Office's proposed new powers for crime fighters to monitor all emails, web visits and phone calls need a "fundamental rethink".

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May pledges to act on MPs' demands over 'snooping bill'

In an open letter in The Sun, Home Secretary Theresa May has said the Home Office will "accept the substance" of suggestions from MPs on the 'snooping bill'.

Countries across the world are taking action now to help them track paedophiles and terrorists who abuse new technology to plot their horrific crimes. We must not get left behind. You and your loved ones have the right to expect the Government to protect you from harm.

Politicians from all parties have agreed that new laws are needed to help the police keep pace with changing technology. Parliament has made suggestions about how our plans could be improved and we will accept the substance of its recommendations.

This law is needed and it is needed now. And I am determined to see it through.

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