The Investigatory Powers Bill is a piece of legislature that will give police new surveillance power allowing them to pursue anonymous and known internet bullies, according to the UK Times.
Cyberbullying is using information and communication technologies to deliberately and repeatedly behave in a manner intended to harass, threaten, humiliate or harm others.
So based on ones opinion of what you say, you may just be identified as an internet bully.
The measure will force internet providers to retain all “web browsing information” which will help police to “hunt down and identify the most serious cyberbullies and trolls,” Theresa May of Britain’s home security said.
The Investigatory Powers Bill will give internet providers a pseudo-police role allowing them to “override encryption if needed.”
The new regulation will persuade all cell phone and web companies to retain records of every citizen for at least a year, providing a data pool which police and security services can access.
However many citizens are concerned over such a library of personal data, which has historically been ripe for abuse by authorities and hackers.
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