The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 was fast-track legislation announced by Theresa May MP in November 2014 timed to follow the Intelligence and Security Committee report into the murder of Lee Rigby.
Retention of relevant internet data
That act amends the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 to allow the state to require specified communication providers to retain records that would associate a user (or users) with the use of a IP address.
Privacy and Civil Liberties Board
The act allows for the creation of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board.
The Act makes participation in the Prevent strategy a duty for schools and universities. This has consequences for filtering and sometimes reporting of online activities.
Lords amendment to include Communications Data Bill
An amendement proposed by Lord King of Bridgwater, Lord Blair of Boughton, Lord West of Spithead, Lord Carlile of Berriew would have incorporated many parts of the Communications Data Bill into this bill. The amendment was withdrawn on 26 January 2015. It was then reintroduced into the list of amendments on 31 January 2015. The amendments were then withdrawn again the following Monday
- Commons, Second reading, programme motion, 2014-12-02
- Commons, 1st sitting, 2014-12-09
- Commons, Committee 2nd Sitting, 2014-12-15
- Commons, Committee 3rd Sitting 2014-12-16
- Commons, Third reading, 2015-01-07
- Lords, Second reading, 2015-01-13
- Bill details - parliament.uk
- Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill - GOV.UK
- Impact assessments - GOV.UK
- Text of Act