The Court of Appeal has found the UK's Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, known as the Snoopers' Charter, unlawful as far as the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of serious crimes are concerned.
On Friday security minister Ben Wallace launched consultation on the draft revised rules for a six week period during which views are sought on the changes to the rules which govern the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May says that technology companies are providing a "safe space" for terrorists.
As per the recent Investigatory Powers Act otherwise known as the "Snooper's Charter", UK intelligence agencies were given the green light to access personal data from browsing histories.
As required by Section 227 of the Investigatory Powers Act, the role of the IPC is to authorise and oversee the use of Investigatory Powers by public authorities.
Due to a ruling by the European Court of Justice last December, the government is yet to slurp up data under power given to it in the Investigatory Powers Act.