The petition to repeal the Surveillance laws has know passed 119,000 signatures.
'A bill allowing UK intelligence agencies and police unprecedented levels of power regarding the surveillance of UK citizens has recently passed and is awaiting royal assent, making it law.
This means it's not too late!
This is an absolute disgrace to both privacy and freedom and needs to stop!'
Jim Killock, director of the Open Rights Group, wrote in a blog post for the Huffington Post that "not all of the bill is completely bad" but that the issue of data retention and security needed addressing.
He described the creation of a database of internet connection records that was searchable by the authorities as "incredibly intrusive".