UK snooping bill key amendment defeated
Source: vnunet - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Government An amendment to the so-called snooping bill requiring the Home Secretary to sign all warrants requesting decryption codes was defeated by just one vote in the House of Lords yesterday. The amendment, defeated by 120 votes to 119, related to a . . . An amendment to the so-called snooping bill requiring the Home Secretary to sign all warrants requesting decryption codes was defeated by just one vote in the House of Lords yesterday. The amendment, defeated by 120 votes to 119, related to a critical point in the controversy surrounding the government's Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill, which would allow law enforcement agencies to monitor internet-based communication.

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