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techUK Issues Detailed Response and Briefing on New IP Bill

On 1st March, the Home Office published a revised Investigatory Powers Bill, alongside six Codes of Practice and the Government’s response to pre-legislative scrutiny.

In response to three Parliamentary Committees, the Home Office has made a number of changes to the draft Bill, including areas that are directly of interest to techUK members such as encryption, extraterritoriality and definitions of key terms such as “data” and Internet Connection Records (ICRs).

Please download below a summary of the key changes as they relate to techUK members and recommendations from the Joint Committee on the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) and the Science and Technology Committee.  They focus on changes in relation to:

  • Privacy Concerns
  • Definitions
  • Extraterritoriality
  • Encryption
  • Equipment Interference
  • Internet Connection Records
  • Costs
  • Judicial Authorisation​

For further information about techUK's work on investigatory powers, and to get involved in techUK's Security of the Internet working group, please click here or contact Talal Rajab,Programme Manager, Cyber and National Security 

020 7331 2189

Detailed reponse to Investigatory Powers Bill.


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