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Poll: Should gardaí be able to access your browsing history without a warrant?

UK authorities could be getting powers like this next year.

Image: Shutterstock/Roman Pyshchyk

POLICE AND SECURITY services in the United Kingdom could be about to get new powers to store and view anyone’s internet history without a warrant.

Sky News reports that the information will be kept for a year. The sites visited will be recorded, but not individual pages.

It will allow authorities to update their laws to “keep up” with new technologies, although it has been criticised as potentially allowing ‘an unlawful, mass programme of collecting data to continue unabated’.

But what if this happened in Ireland? Should gardaí be able to access your browsing history without a warrant?


Poll Results:

No (14178)
Yes (1513)
I don't know (444)



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