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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's data law plans branded 'incredibly dangerous'

Lib Dem home affairs spokesman Julian Huppert has issued a big warning over the breadth of the Home Office's plans for new data laws, dubbed by critics as a 'snooping bill'.

Mr Huppert said many people would be "uncomfortable" if websites they visit, such as for abortion providers or marriage counsellors, would be logged under new laws.

He also expressed concerns that the location a text was sent from could be stored, as he dismissed Theresa May's support for the bill.

This is the sort of rhetoric that we were used to hearing from home secretaries from the last government arguing for 90-day detention without charge. ... It is very, very dangerous once you start collecting huge amounts of data on literally everybody on the country... that is incredibly dangerous.

– Julian Huppert, Speaking on BBC Breakfast

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