The new Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) is now the law of the land in the UK. It allows police and intelligence agencies to spy on its people.
The IPB was granted royal assent on November 29, 2016, and legalizes the UK’s global surveillance program. What this means is that the government is now storing the web, phone and app history of every citizen in the UK.
There are many problems with this type of overbroad law. No judicial oversight takes place and search warrants are not required. Encrypted data will also not be protected.
I believe this is an unprecedented invasion of privacy. I’m very concerned that other countries may follow this example. You should be too. This is especially true if you live in the United States.
Click here for a more detailed overview and discussion of this new law.