Thursday, December 1, 2016

UK's new Snoopers' Charter just passed an encryption backdoor law by the backdoor



Among the many unpleasant things in the Investigatory Powers Act that was officially signed into law this week, one that has not gained as much attention is the apparent ability for the UK government to undermine encryption and demand surveillance backdoors.

As the bill was passing through Parliament, several organizations noted their alarm at section 217 which obliged ISPs, telcos and other communications providers to let the government know in advance of any new products and services being deployed and allow the government to demand "technical" changes to software and systems.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/30/investigatory_powers_act_backdoors/

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