New British spionagewet will not involve encryption ban




The British Home Secretary Theresa May said that several controversial components of the new espionage plan by the British government have been canceled, including a ban on encryption.

Which writes the BBC following a May interview. The minister does introduce an obligation to retain a year providers. This means that providers must keep track of which sites are visited by people. The data should consist of a basic web address and not the entire browsing history within the site and the keywords used. That would mean that it is obvious that someone has visited example, but not which pages within that domain.

The amendments to the bill will include after several “controversial issues” of a plan from 2012 by “people from the sector ‘and’ civil rights movements” were challenged. For permission to consult stored information, a warrant must be issued by a judge. At present this power still lies with the Ministry of May.

Several highly placed in the UK security service have said that there have been many warnings in recent months about the dangers that online terrorist organizations. In a speech last week gave MI5 frontman Andrew Parker that the UK is suffering threats’ on a scale and at a speed not seen previously.

Shami Chakrabarti, Head of the British civil rights movement Liberty, said it was “normal” that first to the most “outrageous, even impractical possibilities is requested, so that the smallest so-called concession it makes it seem more reasonable.” Especially the ability to enforce that personal communication is collected without previously being made without a court order, Chakrabarti is an eyesore.


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