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Codes of Practice on Investigatory Powers Act

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 11:55

The Codes covered are Interception of Communications Equipment interference Bulk communications data acquisition Bulk personal data acquisition National Security Notices The deadline for...

Investigatory Powers Bill will not authorise third party data retention

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 13:48

Collecting "third party data" refers to the prospect of requiring access providers to collect communications data relating to the use of an Internet-based service (as opposed to communications data...

EU Commission to step up export controls on surveillance software

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 16:00

The proposal for a new Regulation on "dual-use" military exports would introduce a limited "general authorisation" for the export of encryption software, which the European Commission says "could be...

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IPB: Report on operational case for bulk powers published

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 17:10

The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, David Anderson Q.C., has published his report on bulk powers in the Investigatory Powers Bill. The Home Secretary commissioned the report in May,...

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French interior minister proposes ‘global initiative’ against encrypted messaging apps

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 14:26

The French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has called for a “global initiative” to undermine encryption in messaging apps, reports Le Monde. “This is a central issue in the fight against...

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IP Bill: 70% of UK think government already has too many surveillance powers

Posted by Sam Frances on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 11:29

More than two thirds of the UK population think that the government already has too much power to spy on its citizens, even without the controversial new powers in the Investigatory Powers Bill....

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