GCHQ Given License To Hack

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GCHQ Given License To Hack
by technoguido

The government has snuck through legislation that exempts the police and security services from prosecution for hacking people’s computers. The legislation was passed into law as an amendment to the Computer Misuse act, bypassing parliamentary debate. Coincidentally, the new legislation was revealed just hours before a hearing into a claim lodged by Privacy International that GCHQ’s hacking activities were unlawful under the Computer Misuse Act…

Not only was parliament not consulted, it appears that none of the relevant regulators such as the Information Commissioner’s Office were included in the decision that gives GCHQ and others carte blanche to launch cyber attacks in the UK. GCHQ, the police, the National Crime Agency, the Crown Prosecution SEvice and the Ministry of Justice were consulted…

technoguido | May 18, 2015 at 12:26 pm | Tags: GCHQ, Hacking, Techno Guido | Categories: Guido Fawkes, Techno Guido | URL: http://wp.me/pvx79-PXN

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