Nov 022015
 November 2, 2015  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Has the UK lost its collective mind? Tom Whitehead reports:

Internet and social media companies will be banned from putting customer communications beyond their own reach under new laws to be unveiled on Wednesday.

Companies such as Apple, Google and others will no longer be able to offer encryption so advanced that even they cannot decipher it when asked to, the Daily Telegraph can disclose.

Measures in the Investigatory Powers Bill will place in law a requirement on tech firms and service providers to be able to provide unencrypted communications to the police or spy agencies if requested through a warrant.

Read more on The Telegraph.

So the UK is not going to ban encryption, because it’s desirable for some things, but they’re going to ban really good encryption, because it’s undesirable for some things.

I see…

  One Response to “Internet firms to be banned from offering unbreakable encryption under new laws”

  1. This is exactly why we moved Invacio away from the UK, as the privacy rights were getting worse and worse, we only this week went in to open beta on Invmail (Zero-Knowledge, 3 way encrypted, digital communications platform, allowing secure email communication inc meta data), and are shortly launching our Voice/Video conference capabilities as well as messaging over Invmail in the coming months as we come out of beta, And then the UK go and pull a stunt like this….

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