In the UK, Cafes and Libraries May Have to Store Wi-Fi Users’ Data Under New Snooping Laws
From The Guardian:
Coffee shops running Wi-Fi networks may have to store internet data under new snooping laws, Theresa May has said.
Small-scale networks such as those in cafes, libraries and universities could find themselves targeted under the legislation and forced to hand over customers’ confidential personal data tracking their web use.”
During nearly two hours of questioning by the joint parliamentary scrutiny committee on her bill, the home secretary revealed that small-scale internet providers would not be excluded from the requirement to store their customer’s internet records for up to 12 months.
“I do not think it would be right for us to exclude any networks,” she told MPs and peers. “If you look at how people do their business these days, it is on the move.”
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.