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`Snooper's Charter' Would Make Brits Most Spied-Upon People

  • Draft bill would let police hack into millions of devices
  • Lawmakers criticize the bill for being overly intrusive
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As opposition to a proposed U.K. Internet surveillance law mounts, British lawmakers want the government to change some of the measure’s most onerous requirements, though even a watered-down version will place Britons among the world’s most spied-upon people. 

A parliamentary committee studying the draft on Thursday criticized the bill for being overly intrusive in detailing a user’s full Internet history and said so-called backdoors for police to access encrypted information shouldn’t be allowed. The committee also said judges should be more involved in authorizing warrants to permit snooping.