View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Cybersecurity
January 12, 2016updated 31 Aug 2016 10:27am

Two thirds of Brits support mass internet surveillance following recent terror strikes

News: Majority of people however do not trust their ISP's ability to safely store their data.

By CBR Staff Writer

A survey has claimed terror attacks in France and the US have pushed a quarter of the UK citizens to support the use of mass internet surveillance.

Broadband Genie polled 3,000 customers across the country on the government’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which is due to be voted on later this year.

According to the survey, 63% of those polled now support the bill, with 27% claiming their opinion has changed due to recent terror activities.

Despite the increase in support, 67% of people do not trust their internet service provider’s ability to safely store their browsing history.

Broadband Genie head of strategy Rob Hilborn said: "It’s imperative the government addresses how it plans to minimise the risk of this sensitive personal information being stolen."

The government, employers and local authorities have all received low trust scores from Broadband Genie customers with respect to the protection of access to web history data.

However, family members, the police, and intelligence agencies received above average trust scores, while majority of users said they were most comfortable sharing such data with their partner.

Content from our partners
AI is transforming efficiencies and unlocking value for distributors
Collaboration along the entire F&B supply chain can optimise and enhance business
Inside ransomware's hidden costs

Last week, US technology firms Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo urged the UK Government to reconsider its proposed new surveillance law, saying that it will have far reaching implications across the world.

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.