British Banks Get Power to Investigate Credit Cards

U.K. banks, as well as savings and loan associations, have been given new powers to find out the credit cards they've issued are being used to access illegal material online. Under an amendment to the Data Protection Act of 1988 approved this week after being passed in the House of Lords, British police will be able to give card issuers information on people suspected or convicted of Internet child pornography offenses.

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