(Bloomberg) -- U.K. Internet providers including Vodafone Group Plc, Sky Plc and BT Group Plc would be required to store customers’ Web histories for as long as a year under a new rule proposed by Home Secretary Theresa May.
The Investigatory Powers Bill would ask carriers to hold on to “Internet connection records,” which would give police the ability to see if a customer accessed an application like Google Maps or WhatsApp. It wouldn’t require carriers to keep records of full Web browsing history, May said in a presentation to Parliament Wednesday.
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