UK Encryption Backdoors Coming?
If David Cameron has his way way, it will soon be illegal to offer unbreakable encryption in the UK. Under the Investigatory Powers Bill, companies will be required to provide encryption backdoors in their products. The bill is an upgrade to the Snoopers Charter, which was never passed.
ISPs will be required to maintain the internet history for their subscribers for one year. Investigators will have access to this data with a warrant. Investigators will not be able to snoop on Parliment members without approval from the Prime Minister.
Privacy advocates maintain that weakening the encryption in products will actually enable to criminals to crack encrypted communications.