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Powers to allow the police and security services to monitor every email, phone call and website visit will be unveiled this week intensifying Coalition tensions.
Theresa May is expected to publish the controversial Communications Data Bill on Friday which will require service providers to record all internet and phone activity.
The proposals will allow police and intelligence officers to monitor who someone is in contact with and the websites they visit, although the content of communications will not be accessed.
Conservative are prepared for an intense backlash from both Tory and Liberal Democrat MPs who fear the proposals are a “snooper’s charter” and too great an intrusion on private lives.
In April Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, appeared to cast the plans further in to chaos when he insisted they would not just be “rammed” in to law.
The Home Office will take the unusual step of allowing the Bill to be scrutinised by a special parliamentary committee, which will take evidence from campaign groups and interested parties, before it passes through Parliament.