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Surveillance powers in UK's Online Safety Bill are risk to E2EE, warns legal expert

15 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Independent legal analysis of a controversial UK government proposal to regulate online speech under a safety-focused framework - aka the Online Safety Bill - says the draft bill contains some of the broadest mass surveillance powers over citizens every proposed in a Western democracy which it also warns pose a risk to the integrity of end-to-end encryption .
The opinion, written by the barrister Matthew Ryder KC of Matrix Chambers, was commissioned by Index on Censorship, a group that campaigns for freedom of expression.
Ryder was asked to consider whether provisions in the bill are...
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