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Our right to privacy is about to get a lot more complicated.
A list of all the agencies who will be able to request to view your internet browser history has been revealed.
Every website you've visited will soon be handed over to agencies on request under a new Investigatory Powers Bill, which looks set to be made into law in the next few weeks.
Don't worry though, your boss or that crush at work won't able to have a quick snoop at your browser history whenever they please.
The bill, which is being dubbed as the "snoopers bill" will force internet providers to keep their records for up to a year and make them available to the government if asked.
Those internet connection records (ICR'S) can be viewed by the likes of public bodies, such as the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions.
The records detail the full list of every website that people have visited, rather than collecting which specific pages are visited or what's done on them, so you can take a sigh of relief.
The full list of agencies that can now ask for UK citizens’ browsing history, which is laid out in Schedule 4 of the Bill and was collected by Chris Yiu, is below:
Metropolitan Police Service
City of London Police
Police forces maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996
Police Service of Scotland
Police Service of Northern Ireland
British Transport Police
Ministry of Defence Police
Royal Navy Police
Royal Military Police
Royal Air Force Police
Secret Intelligence Service
Ministry of Defence
Department of Health
Ministry of Justice
National Crime Agency
HM Revenue & Customs
Department for Transport
Department for Work and Pensions
NHS trusts and foundation trusts in England that provide ambulance services
Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
Competition and Markets Authority
Criminal Cases Review Commission
Department for Communities in Northern Ireland
Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland
Department of Justice in Northern Ireland
Financial Conduct Authority
Fire and rescue authorities under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
Food Standards Agency
Food Standards Scotland
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Health and Safety Executive
Independent Police Complaints Commissioner
NHS Business Services Authority
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board
Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Regional Business Services Organisation
Office of Communications
Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
Police Investigations and Review Commissioner
Scottish Ambulance Service Board
Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
Serious Fraud Office
Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust