UK government pushes for companies to weaken encryption

The terrorist attack in Manchester on 22 May has led to a relaunch of the encryption debate in the UK.

In December 2016, the UK parliament passed the Investigatory Powers Act. This wide-ranging surveillance law gives government ministers the power to issue Technical Capability Notices (TCNs), which can force companies to modify their products.

Country: UK

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: Investigatory Powers Act, leaked documents, law proposal, end-to-end encryption, backdoors, UK, surveillance, intelligence agencies

Posted on Wednesday 31 May 2017

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