The Cost of Security for UK Business

Computer Weekly

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill to increase surveillance is already controversial, but there are growing concerns over the potential economic consequences.

First announced during The Queens Speech in 2012, the Draft Communication Data Bill, as it was known then, was met with widespread criticism, before it was ultimately dropped during the coalition government in 2014.

With the Conservative party winning a majority government in the 2015 general election, the so-called “Snoopers’ Charter” has once more come to the fore. It was revealed during the Queen’s Speech on 27 May 2015 that a new Investigatory Powers Bill would “modernise the law on communications data”.

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