PI warns UK Gov's surveillance plans endanger entire Internet

16/08/2023 | Privacy International

Following its response to the Home Office's plans to expand its surveillance powers announced in its Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) consultation, Privacy International has posted a blog article explaining the UK government's plans to the general public. The article highlights how the government wants to increase its ability to carry out intrusive surveillance measures, such as technical capability and national security notices—a move which PI claims could potentially force companies to engage in surveillance or reduce their level of security. In addition, PI warns that the proposal aims to prevent companies from providing crucial security updates, which could have a global impact. It is important to understand that this proposal poses a risk to anyone who uses online services and could endanger the entire internet. 

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