Perhaps with all the US election and other annoying business, I just noticed today that the lords have passed this bill that essentially gives the intelligence agencies crazy powers of digital eavesdropping. Which includes forcing companies to compile with data retrieval for the intelligence agencies, and ISPs to retrain your user data for 12 months. This is like adding in everything that limits the powers of digital snooping the US authorities don't have (well right now).
To bad the royals don't dip their toes into legislation that much. As rejecting the royal approval is the only thing stopping this now.
I saw this earlier, would they need a warrant for this? And if they did would the person who had been snooped on, be informed? Like they could only pull your data, if you have been accused of a serious crime?