Apple says UK surveillance law would endanger all customers

The tech giant is leading a Silicon Valley challenge to the proposed law

22nd December, 2015
Apple says the UK government already has access to an unprecedented amount of data

Apple has outlined its opposition to a proposed UK surveillance law, saying threats to national security don’t justify weakening privacy and putting the data of hundreds of millions of users at risk.

The world’s most valuable company is leading a Silicon Valley challenge to the proposed UK law, called the Investigatory Powers bill, which attempts to strengthen the capabilities of law-enforcement agencies to investigate potential crimes or terrorist attacks. The bill would, among...

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