Anti-snooping petition handed in

HUNDREDS of signatures collected in North Somerset against Government proposals branded as ‘snooping’ were handed to North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox this week.

On Thursday, Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled plans to store details of internet use in the UK to allow police and intelligence services access to them.

As part of the draft Communications Data Bill, records would be kept on people’s activity on such sites as social networks, webmail, internet phone calls and online gaming.

The announcement prompted the national campaign organisation, 38 Degrees, which called it an ‘internet and phone snooping plan’, to start a petition against the bill.

On Saturday, Dr Liam Fox was handed a copy of the petition boasting, 140,000 signatures, during his surgery in Clevedon by residents of Nailsea, Cleeve, Portishead and Clevedon. 330 of those who have signed the document are from North Somerset.

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