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Europol ‘to be given new internet watchdog powers’

Europol ‘to be given new internet watchdog powers’

The EU is planning to give Europe’s police intelligence agency, Europol, new powers to become a European internet watchdog and censor, according to a secret policy document.

The measures also include controls to have internet content removed as a key part of a Europe-wide response to terrorism after the Paris attacks two weeks ago.

The confidential proposals, to be discussed by Theresa May and other European interior ministers next week, would create an EU internet monitoring unit charged with combing the web for “illegal content”

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