Direct “live” surveillance of British internet communications was proposed in a draft government-initiated technology.
If enforced, such access will occur through the Investigation Act (IP), which includes provisions to remove coding on content.
This article was disclosed to the civil rights organization, Open Rights Group, which received the document on May 4.
The Interior Ministry denied there was anything new in the consultation.
Telephone companies and Internet service providers will be required to provide “near real-time data” in a working day, according to a provision in the technical document.
This approach will need to be set by the state ministers and judges appointed by the prime minister.
The article also repeats the policy on intellectual property, noting that technology companies will have to remove or allow the removal of encryption from communications when they need to provide “in an understandable form” without “Electronic protection”.
Cryptographers often describe access as a “backdoor” in the security of communications services.
This idea is controversial because some believe it can be exploited by hackers, endangering innocent users.
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Under the terms of the Investigation Investigation Act, telecommunication companies will have to comply with the requirements of any notice of these effects in secret, so the public will not know that access. to be given out.
Simultaneous monitoring can occur in large numbers, but is limited to one out of 10,000 users – for example, up to 900 of Britain’s 9 million broadband customers.
A poll of this article – ending May 19 – is underway, although this has not been widely publicized.
It has no legal obligation to inform the public of the draft regulation, which will have to be passed by both parliaments to become law.
However, the report shows that the regulations were considered by the British Technical Advisory Board.
A BT spokesman confirmed the company had received a “draft regulation, which was implemented under the 2016 Investigative Act, regarding technical capacity notices” – but did not comment further.
Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group, explains the decision to publish the document, “the public has the right to know about the power of government to put their privacy and security at risk”.
Dr. Cian Murphy, a legal expert at the University of Bristol, who has criticized, seems very clear that Home Office plans to use them to remove endpoint encryption – or more precisely to require the public. Technology must remove it. The scope of IP actions.
He told the BBC: “I read regulations like the Home Office that want to be able to access web chat and other forms of media in near real time.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has previously argued that the Investigation Investigation Act was necessary to contain “new opportunities for terrorism” provided by the internet.
In March, Rudd commented that encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp should not let “terrorists hide” cause much debate.
Dr. Steven Murdoch, University College London, said: “The monitoring of some mobile phone user data in” as close to real time as possible “has been provided to law enforcement agencies in many years.
The UK Internet Service Providers Association (Ispa), representing BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and others, said it would “advise its members and submit their feedback to the draft regulations”.
By: Anna Lee