ORG calls on MPs to reject Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill

25/03/2024 | Open Rights Group

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has called on MPs to reject proposals in a vote on the Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill that could require tech companies to seek approval from the Home Office before implementing updates that enhance the security and privacy of their products. Such a move would allow the UK to secretly veto security updates that protect the safety and privacy of online interactions. The campaign manager for the Open Rights Group, James Baker, has argued that these proposals would undermine safeguards and restrictions and give the government too much power for mass surveillance.

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