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Web and email monitoring plans will not be rammed through, says Clegg

The government will not "ram legislation through Parliament" to increase monitoring of emails and web usage, Nick Clegg has said.

The deputy prime minister said the proposals would be "published in draft" first to allow them to be debated.

Earlier, the Home Office said it planned to "legislate as soon as parliamentary time allows".

Ministers say change is needed to help fight crime and terrorism, but critics warn it is an attack on privacy.

Robin Brant reports.

  • 03 Apr 2012
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