The U.K. Parliament is close to passing the Online Safety Bill, which threatens global privacy by allowing backdoors into messaging services, compromising end-to-end encryption. Despite objections, no amendments were accepted. The bill also includes content filtering and surveillance measures. There’s still a chance for lawmakers to protect privacy with an amendment preserving encryption. A recent survey shows the majority of U.K. citizens want strong privacy on messaging apps.

  • meat_popsicle
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    197 months ago

    Supposedly they have experts and think tanks at their disposal to help them in these sorts of endeavours, for what?

    Experts aren’t hired to craft or guide legislation. They’re hired to give a pathway to a destination.

    In other words, politicians already know what they want and what they’re going to do, they need a way to make it accepted by society and to force corporations to play ball. “Experts” and “think tanks” will always align with that agenda.

    • GVasco
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      47 months ago

      I guess you’re right, it’s just frustrating this world.