Thursday, 21 January 2016

Home Secretary questioned on new surveillance law

Home Secretary, Theresa May, this week answered questions before the parliamentary committee scrutinising the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill.

She said that there were no attempts to backdoor or block encryption, but also said that: "when a warrant is lawfully served on [companies], there is an expectation that they will be able to take reasonable steps to ensure that they can comply with that warrant—i.e. that they can provide the information that has been requested under that lawful warrant in a form that is legible for the authorities."

She was also pressed on privacy, the retention of 'internet connection records' (ICRs), bulk powers, judicial authorisation and more.

Full transcript - link