Apple criticises UK Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill

29/01/2024 | BBC News

Apple has criticised the UK government's plans to update the Investigatory Powers Act (2016). Under the proposed Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill, the Home Office will have the power to pre-approve new security features introduced by technology companies. If the Home Office declines an update, it cannot be released in any other country, and the public would not be informed. The government confirmed that it supports privacy-focused technology but added that it also has to keep the country safe. Apple called it an "unprecedented overreach" that could put users' privacy and security at risk. The proposed changes will be debated in the House of Lords on Tuesday.

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