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UK may demand tech world tell it about upcoming security features

November 7, 2023

The UK government has set in train plans to introduce legislation requiring tech companies to let it know when they plan to introduce new security technologies and could potentially force them to disable when required.

The measures were announced just minutes ago in the King’s Speech – when the country’s monarch reads out a speech that is written by the ruling political party, marking the start of the parliamentary year. They could mean the Home Office get advance access to technical details of security measures employed by popular big tech platforms so it can access user data and monitor nefarious activity.

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