A British parliamentary committee has recommended that information such as web browsing history and location tracking data be given an extra level of protection against government spying.
President Obama, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and other government officials have taken care to say that the government is not as a rule reading citizens’ emails or listening in on phone calls.
But critics say that the collection of modern metadata has the potential to be just as invasive, if not more invasive.
Privacy International, a London-based group and frequent critic of U.K. spying techniques, said the metadata should get the same level of oversight as content, and that the bar should be higher than it currently is.
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