UK’s spying rules would force tech companies to break encryption – and you’ll pay for it

When the government dumps hundreds and hundreds of documents at one time, it’s almost as if it doesn’t want you to know where to start. And boy is the UK’s new Investigatory Powers Bill a privacy-infringing gold mine. Having had the draft pulled apart by no less than three official policy watchdogs, it’s already been slated by the Guardian newspaper today, while more than 100 MPs and security campaigners have just written to The Telegraph to oppose it. Indeed, the government readily admits: “Interception of communications will almost always involve an interference with an individual’s rights under Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European…

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