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Nick Clegg: So-called snoopers' charter would do nothing for counter terrorism

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg clarifies his opposition to the so-called "snoopers' charter".

Since terror attacks in Paris David Cameron has said the intelligence services need new powers to read the content of communications.

In 2012 Nick Clegg said plans to store details of online activity in a proposed communications bill would not happen while his party was in government.

"This is where the great confusion lies, of course we should retain the right to steam open envelopes, the snoopers' charter is not the answer to was one didn't deal with the issue of when people mean to do us harm".

"It wasn't about intercepting communications, it was about storing a record of all your social media activity, every site you've visited, of every individual in this country".

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