Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill set to become law following Royal Assent

Update to the ‘Snooper’s Charter’ will expand the digital surveillance powers of the UK’s police, government and intelligence services

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Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill set to become law following Royal Assent
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Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill set to become law following Royal Assent

The Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill 2024 is set to become law after receiving Royal Assent. It will expand the extensive surveillance powers already granted to police, government and intelligence services in the UK under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, and potentially empower the government to block the implementation of new security technologies.

The original IPA 2016 caused a furore among privacy campaigners when first proposed. It formally empowered state agencies to gather a wide range of information, particularly bulk data such as metad...

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