Wikipedia founder: 'Snooper's bill' will deter start-ups

Jimmy Wales
Jimmy Wales has criticised the planned new data laws as "stupid". Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Archive

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales also said the 'snooper's bill' makes the UK less attractive for start-ups.

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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".