Digital privacy in the UK
The Investigatory Powers Act
aka the Snoopers Charter
On November 29, 2016, the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the Investigatory Powers Bill into law. The Investigatory Powers Act, also known as the Snoopers Charter, legalizes the mass surveillance of people in the UK.
The Snoopers Charter requires all internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunication companies in Britain to maintain logs of your internet connection records for up to one year. These logs include every domain you visit, every online service you use, the uniquely identifiable device you use to access the internet (i.e., a computer or phone), your IP address, and the times you connect to different websites and services.
Stand up to UK government surveillance and data collection with a VPN
A VPN helps you defeat the Snoopers Charter by hiding your internet activity from your ISP so it cannot log what you’re doing online. For an even stronger solution against snoops, get a VPN router to protect all your devices at home.
The Snoopers Charter gives intelligence agencies, law enforcement, and other government departments unprecedented access to your internet communication records—without a warrant. These agencies include the Department of Health, the Gambling Commission, and the Department of Transport.
These newly expanded surveillance powers deprive you of your right to privacy. Take back your privacy with a VPN.