Sunday, May 13, 2012

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

... an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom,  regulating the powers of public bodies to carry out surveillance and  investigation, and covering the interception of communications. It was  introduced to take account of technological change such as the growth of the Internet and strong encryption.

In a lot of respects the UK is way ahead of North America when it comes to legislation relating to privacy (and the lack thereof).

Good to see that it kept Murdoch and his crew under control! (sic)

RIPA was brought to my attention whilst I was researching Lawful Interception and was mentioned in a BBC Radio 4 broadcast - File on 4 - "Cyber-Spies" - broadcast 25 September 2011
programme ID: b014q04r

The discussion was related to the involvement of British "Tech" companies in the business of Cyber-Surveillance in regimes such as those involved with the Arab Spring.

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