Friday, 5 May 2017

Leaked Document Reveals UK Plans For Wider Internet Surveillance

The UK government is planning to push greater surveillance powers that would force internet providers to monitor communications in near-realtime and install backdoor equipment to break encryption, according to a leaked document. Provisions in proposals show that the government is asking for powers to compel internet providers to turn over the realtime communications of a person “in an intelligible form,” including encrypted content, within one working day. To that end, internet providers will be forced to introduce a backdoor point on their networks to allow intelligence agencies to read anyone’s communications. A draft of the proposed new surveillance powers, leaked on Thursday, is part of a “targeted consultation” into the Investigatory Powers Act, brought into law last year, which critics called the “most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy”.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet

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