Swiftly after the UK’s surveillance laws came into force at the end of last year, a legal challenge was launched by privacy campaigners to fight the bulk data collection allowed under the law. The government’s implementation of the Investigatory Powers Act is now continuing with ministers saying they will push through powers to allow for almost real-time surveillance and the removal of encryption. According to a report by The Sun, following the Manchester bombings which killed 22 people, a Conservative government will approve technical regulations that say encrypted data should be accessible to law enforcement officials.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: WIRED
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