PI responds to the Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill consultation

14/03/2024 | Privacy International

Privacy International (PI) has responded to the UK government's consultation about the proposed Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill. In its response, PI is concerned about the potential for mass surveillance through the harvesting of personal information, including facial images, social media data, and internet connection records. Furthermore, the Bill would expand the range of politicians who can authorise the surveillance of parliamentarians and force technology companies to inform the UK government of any plans to improve privacy or security measures on their platforms. This could effectively turn private companies into arms of the UK surveillance state, eroding device and internet security.

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Investigatory powers, spying, surveillance

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