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UK House Committee Warns Investigatory Powers Bill Will Hurt Technology Sector

Technology / Hardware : Tom's Hardware

UK House Science and Technology Committee criticized the UK government for its vague definitions and provisions in the Investigatory Powers bill, and it warned that some of those provisions could hurt the UK tech sector without clea...

It’s time to overhaul the Investigatory Powers Bill

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : UK Human Rights Blog

By Cian C. Murphy and Natasha Simonsen This morning, the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill issued a 200-page report on the draft new law. It’s the next step in the scrutiny of a foundational piece of UK national...

Don’t Fast-Track the Investigatory Powers Bill – A reply to Lord Carlile

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : UK Human Rights Blog

Lord Carlile QC, former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, has said that in the aftermath of the Paris attacks last weekend, Parliament should fast-track the Investigatory Powers Bill into law. Given his extensive experi...

UK's National Crime Agency: Yes, We Could Ask Apple to Remove Encryption

Technology : Vice: Motherboard

An NCA official said on Tuesday that under the Investigatory Powers Bill, the agency could request Apple to remove encryption.

Interception, Authorisation and Redress in the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : UK Human Rights Blog

Cian C. Murphy & Natasha Simonsen The Government has published a draft Bill on Investigatory Powers that it hopes to see through Parliament within a year. If it becomes law, the Investigatory Powers Bill will replace much, but not a...


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