Snooper’s Charter 2.0 Is Set To Become Law As Lords Pass Controversial IP Bill

Following the news that Snooper’s Charter 2.0 Is Set To Become Law As Lords Pass Controversial IP Bill , please see below for a comment from Lee Munson, a security researcher from Comparitech.com :

“For those people saying they having nothing to hide, and hence nothing to fear, the passing of the Investigatory Powers Bill into statute will be something of a non-event.

“Privacy advocates, and an increasing proportion of the rest of the population, may well be concerned, however, that the so-called ‘Snooper’s Charter,’ for so long championed by new Prime Minister Theresa May, has now been passed by the House of Lords.

“It means law-abiding citizens across the country could now see their web browsing history stored for a year, and GCHQ and others will be able to intercept online communications with ease, and what appears to be very limited oversight.

“So, whether citizens have anything to hide or not is no longer for them to decide – their government will do it for them.”

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