The government’s plans to massively ramp up surveillance of Brits’ Internet activity could severely hinder the UK’s tech sector due to a lack of clarity on costs, MPs and peers have warned.
Objections to the collection and storing of so-called Internet connection records (ICRs) have also been raised by members sitting on the cross-party science and technology committee. Among other things, politicos on the panel are concerned about the vague definitions used by the Home Office in its draft Investigatory Powers Bill (aka the Snooper’s Charter). “There remain questions about the feasibility of collecting and storing ICRs, including concerns about ensuring security for the records from hackers,” said the committee’s chair, Tory MP Nicola Balckwood.
Original Source: Ars Technica
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