U.S. cyber counterattack: Bomb 'em one way or the other
National Cyber Response Coordination Group establishing proper response to cyberattacks
The powers, which come into effect later this year, allow police to enter a property to look for evidence that a paedophile might be planning an offence.
Officers will search computers as well as looking for evidence of magazines, or the presence of children's toys or clothes.
However, unlike now when they can enter a property only if they have a reasonable belief a crime may be committed, the new power allows searches even where no such evidence exists.
That is likely to raise some civil liberties concerns, but ministers believe the public will support the move.
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