Apple raises concerns over UK’s draft surveillance bill

Apple waited until the last moment to file its response to the draft surveillance law
22 December 2015

Apple has raised concerns about the UK’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill.

The proposed law aims to overhaul rules governing the way the authorities can access people’s communications.

The US-based firm has passed on its thoughts to a parliamentary committee scrutinising the legislation.

It focuses on three issues: encryption, the possibility of having to hack its own products, and the precedent it would set by agreeing to comply with UK-issued warrants.

The BBC has also learned that Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Twitter have also filed their own responses to the committee, which will publish the details in due course.

None of the companies have disclosed what they have said.

Source: BBC News


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