Surveillance law update will lead to tech services withdrawing from UK

03/02/2024 | The Guardian

As the update to the Investigatory Powers Act (2016) is reviewed by the House of Lords in Westminster, an article in The Guardian examines the history of UK surveillance laws from the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to the latest incarnation, the proposed Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill

The article is critical of the bill's provisions, enabling the collection and use of data from CCTV footage and facial recognition databases. The article also warns that other measures in the bill, requiring technology companies to inform the government of any plans to improve security or privacy measures on their platforms, could result in the withdrawal of key services in the UK market. 

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