News Burst: E-commerce, surveillance in Queen's Speech

Summary:Bill to be introduced to Parliament as soon as possible

The government will lay out its plans for the Internet and e-commerce Wednesday with the controversial e-communications bill, one of 28 bills making an appearance in the Queen's Speech.

The bill, which has been subject to a host of delays and changes, is expected to be introduced in Parliament at the earliest opportunity. The Interception of Communications Act (IOCA) -- which will give law enforcers the power to snoop on email -- was also included in the speech.

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Topics: Emerging Tech

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