Five Eyes, Nine Eyes, and 14 Eyes (In-Depth Explanation)

  • United Kingdom – Since the passage of the Investigatory Powers Act in 2016, internet service providers and telecoms have been recording browsing history, connection times, and text messages. The data is stored for two years and is available to UK government agencies and their partners without any warrant.
  • United States – The US government has been implementing Orwellian mass surveillance collection methods with the help of large telecoms and internet service providers (see the PRISM program). In March 2017, internet service providers were given the legal authority to record user activity and sell this to third parties. Of course, internet providers have been collecting data on their customers for many years, long before this law passed in 2017.
  • Australia – Australia has also implemented sweeping data retention laws similar to the United Kingdom.

Source: Five Eyes, Nine Eyes, and 14 Eyes (In-Depth Explanation)

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