Labour Calls for Cyber-Crime Action

Labour has called for tougher action by Police and Intelligence services to tackle cyber-crime.

Today in a speech in London, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper is expected to say: "In the face of growing online crime and abuse, and the use of online communications by criminals and extremists, the police, intelligence and security agencies need to be able to operate more effectively in this digital world.

"But for them to do so, we also need stronger safeguards and limits to protect our privacy and sustain confidence in their vital work.

"The oversight and legal frameworks are now out of date. That means we need major reforms to oversight and a thorough review of the legal framework to keep up with changing technology.

"Above all we need the government to engage in a serious public debate about these new challenges and the reforms that are needed."

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