An image of a bill signed by the Prime Minister on Monday will be seen by many as an early indication of the UK government’s plans to introduce its own ‘privity’ legislation in 2018.
The Government’s proposed privacy bill will allow the government to compel companies to keep records of their customers’ online activity and to make it easier for them to monitor their customers online behaviour.
But the bill is expected to face opposition from civil liberties campaigners and privacy experts.
In a bid to get the legislation through parliament, the government has already set out some details of how it will do this.
It is expected the bill will require a company to give customers access to their online activities, such as when they visit websites, when they use their mobile phones, or when they have social media accounts.
It will also require them to take a number of other steps to protect their data.
The bill will set out a number in terms of data retention periods and require that they retain a log of the data they collect and what it is.
It also says companies can no longer force users to store or share data without their permission, unless there is a good reason for doing so.
And the bill does not specify how long data retention will remain, or how long it can be retained.
The draft bill also includes some vague provisions that could be used to give companies the power to limit or block access to specific websites or services, for example.
The proposals are likely to face an uphill battle.
Civil liberties groups have already expressed concerns that the draft bill would undermine freedom of speech and would infringe on the privacy of individuals who use social media.
Last year, the UK Government’s privacy watchdog said that the bill would have a chilling effect on the freedom of expression online.
It said that “the draft bill contains a number related to internet service providers and social media sites” and that “social media services will be the most likely target” for this.
The UK’s Privacy Commissioner said that if the bill passed parliament it could be “an extraordinary blow to online privacy and security”.
But privacy experts have warned that this bill would be “totally unnecessary” and would not protect consumers.
In an email to news.yahoo.com, a spokesperson for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said: “We will not be issuing any further guidance on the draft legislation.”
The ICO is also investigating whether the draft law will be compliant with EU rules on data retention.
The Information Commissioner is currently investigating whether there is sufficient information to support an appeal against the government’s decision to introduce the bill in the Commons.
It has previously been revealed that the Government will introduce its privacy legislation in the coming weeks.
The government has set out details of its proposed privacy legislation, including what types of information will be required to be retained, how long the data will be kept and the information to be shared.
The draft legislation also states that it will be voluntary, meaning that if consumers choose not to comply with the new rules, the bill could be scrapped.