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British Defense Secretary Supports Giving Police Access to Email Data in Order to Fight Terrorism

British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond is pushing to give police and security services in the UK access to the email and social media records during criminal investigations in what he claims will help prevent terrorists causing harm on Britain's streets. Hammond added his comments this week to support Home Secretary Theresa May who is trying to resurrect the Communications Data Bill -- controversial legislation that would require internet companies to retain records of emails and social media messages for a year and let police and security agencies access the data, but not the content of messages.

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