See the list of government agencies that can access your browsing history #IPBill

The Investigatory Powers Bill forces internet providers to keep a full list of internet connection records (ICRs) for a year and to make them available to the Government if asked. Those ICRs in effect serve as a full list of every website that people have visited. Goodbye privacy! There is not nearly enough outrage about this.

The full list of agencies that can now ask for UK citizens’ browsing history, which is laid out in Schedule 4 of the Bill and was collected by Chris Yiu, is below:

  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • City of London Police
  • Police forces maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996
  • Police Service of Scotland
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • British Transport Police
  • Ministry of Defence Police
  • Royal Navy Police
  • Royal Military Police
  • Royal Air Force Police
  • Security Service
  • Secret Intelligence Service
  • GCHQ
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • National Crime Agency
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • NHS trusts and foundation trusts in England that provide ambulance services
  • Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
  • Competition and Markets Authority
  • Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Department for Communities in Northern Ireland
  • Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland
  • Department of Justice in Northern Ireland
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Fire and rescue authorities under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Food Standards Scotland
  • Gambling Commission
  • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Independent Police Complaints Commissioner
  • Information Commissioner
  • NHS Business Services Authority
  • Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust
  • Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board
  • Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Regional Business Services Organisation
  • Office of Communications
  • Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
  • Police Investigations and Review Commissioner
  • Scottish Ambulance Service Board
  • Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust

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  • Spartanlemur

    What is the actual point of this group? It’s abundantly clear that the Conservative Party is the enemy of liberty.

    I used to be a member of the party, but at this point, I’m not even sure it’s any better than Jeremy Corbyn.

    Mass surveillance, and the imminent porn-blocking great firewall are going to give the party an irreparable social stigma among younger people, which is going to be hard to shake off. I know the party ditched Conservative Future, but at this point it is going to ditch the future of the Conservative Party along with it.

    I was once given a dirty look when I revealed myself to be a Conservative at a house party a not too long ago, and you know what? Now I get it.

    What seemed like the party of patriotism and freedom a in recent years has become the party of stuffy old prudes. Or maybe it was always that party, and just had an exceptional PR team, or benefited from the Lib Dem muzzle.

    The May regime cannot fall fast enough.

    • Ben Kelly

      Because the greatest route to power is to spread influence within a governing party, with the long term aim of infiltrating and taking it over. That has been done over and over and over. From Thatcher, to Blair and Corbyn. Anything other than that is pissing in the wind.

      • Spartanlemur

        Well Ben, I hope you succeed. Honestly, I’d love to call myself a Conservative again (because in my personal life, I am conservative/traditionalist – though mostly a nationalist), so if you or anyone from this group manages to become an MP and fight the good fight in Westminster, perhaps the party will find redemption. Perhaps they will once more stand for the freedom of the individual to thrive or fail on their own terms. A nationalist party which pushes the man to discover his own destiny free of unreasonable constraint would be truly magnificent.

        Until then, I remain a skeptic. But I encourage you to run for office. We need people like you.

    • Ben Kelly

      Also note, there really is no friend of liberty in British party politics

      • Spartanlemur

        I don’t know. The Lib Dems are looking quite attractive right now.