Quick poll: The Internet Villain of the Year 2015 is prime minister… so what happens next?
When the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) named Theresa May its villain of the year 2015, she was still only home secretary. In large part, she won it “for forging ahead with communications data legislation without fully consulting industry. With an Investigatory Powers Bill due before parliament in the coming months, it is essential that ISPs are consulted.”
Needless to say, she didn’t attend the ISPA Awards to collect the trophy.
Although enacting the Snoopers’ Charter would still require a vote in parliament, her elevation to PM has left us wondering how the internet might change in Britain between now and the next general election. What do you think?