Investigatory Powers Bill

UK government pushing ahead with surveillance powers bill in face of strong criticism

Despite a trio of parliamentary committees criticizing the UK government's draft surveillance legislation -- and some committee members even calling for a complete rethink -- the government is rushing

Third Committee Report Critical Of UK’s “Sloppy” Draft Surveillance Bill

A third UK parliamentary committee has now published a report on the government's draft surveillance legislation. The report of the joint select committee, which is made up of a majority of Conservati

UK Surveillance Powers Bill Slammed For Privacy, Clarity And Targeting Failures

One of the UK parliamentary committees that is scrutinizing proposed new surveillance legislation has published its report on the draft Investigatory Powers bill -- and it makes for uncomfortable read

UK Gov’t Must Clarify Its Position On End-To-End Encryption, Says Parliamentary Committee

It's not just TechCrunch saying it, now a UK parliamentary science and technology committee has warned the government needs to clarify the legal position around end-to-end encryption in its draft Inve

UK Surveillance Bill A Risk To Data Security And Privacy, Says ICO

The U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office has criticized the draft Investigatory Powers bill, currently before parliament, warning about the risks of requiring communications service providers to w

Risks And Red Lines As UK Prepares To Reforge Surveillance Law

This year the U.K. has a historic opportunity to lead the world in creating a transparent legal framework for the operation of secret state surveillance powers. But there is a parallel risk of forging

Apple Opposes UK Surveillance Bill Over Encryption Concerns

Apple has submitted a formal statement to the bill committee working on a new complex and controversial surveillance law in the U.K., <a target="_blank" href="

Costs And Risks Of UK’s Draft Surveillance Powers Probed

A U.K. parliamentary committee tasked with scrutinizing the new surveillance powers contained in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill has heard several contradictory views on the proposed legislation.

U.K. Accused Of Fast-Tracking Surveillance Powers Scrutiny

The U.K. government is being accused of once again trying to fast track complex and controversial surveillance legislation. Y'know, remember DRIPA?

U.K. Users’ Online Activity To Be Logged Under New Surveillance Law

The U.K. government has today published a draft bill setting out new surveillance powers that if passed into law will allow the security and intelligence agencies to more deeply probe Brits' digital a

New U.K. Comms Data Capture Bill Incoming This Week

Reminder: The U.K. government is preparing to publish a draft bill aiming to strengthen and shore up the intelligence and security agencies' capabilities in the digital era. The proposed legislation,