The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 which is nicknamed as Snooper’s charter has recently been passed by the UK Parliament. According to the new law, the ISP (Internet Service Provider) will need to keep all records of websites you visit. As Reported by The Guardian “The UK has just exceeded the Investigatory Powers ACT 2016, at the third attempt, but it will surely become law by the end of the year. The bill was instigated by the then home secretary, Theresa May, this year. It is better known as the snooper’s charter”
All the internet history have to be held for an interval of dozen months and the information will be available to a number of presidency government bodies on a request. This kind of PDF file lists what they are called of the eligible public government bodies and senior officers.
The list, which is arranged in Schedule 4 of the Act includes various police and defense departments, the key service, Food requirements Agency as well as Serious Fraud office and so on.
To be able to obtain the Internet Interconnection Records (ICRs) for a year, the bill requires that the requester must be a minimum officer get ranking. Snooper’s Charter was first sponsored this year by the home secretary Theresa May, this bill has helped bring lots of criticism since it tries to bypass UK citizens privacy on a wholesale level. However, users can use proxy sites or VPN services which can make it difficult for the Internet provider to track the internet activity.