Clegg praised by campaigners after vetoing snoopers’ charter

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Clegg was yesterday praised by campaigners after insisting he would veto Home Office plans to make internet providers collect data on their customer’s online habits.

The Deputy Prime Minister said he was not willing to accept the second draft of the communications data bill, which has been branded a “snooper’s charter”.

Under the plans the police, security services, and HM Revenue & Customs would have been able to access 12 months of records held on internet users.

“Recording the websites we look at and who we email would not have made us safer,” said Nick Pickles of Big Brother Watch.

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