Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: how IT contractors are affected

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill was published by the UK Government on 4 November 2015. The provisions are intended to supplement or replace existing laws relating to interception of, access to and retention of communications and associated data.

This article gives an overview of key provisions, including how they affect encrypted communications and the retention of browsing data. It considers the role of IT contractors in the communications industry, and the debate in balancing access to information for crime prevention with the effects on privacy and security.

Read the full article “Snoopers’ charter: how IT contractors are affected”, published by Contractor UK (www.contractoruk.com)

Olivia Whitcroft, principal of OBEP, 19 November 2015

This article provides general information on the subject matter and is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. If you would like to discuss this topic, please contact Olivia Whitcroft using the contact details set out here: Contact Details