The spy clause in the Online Safety Bill will give Ofcom the power to ask private companies to scan everyone’s private messages on behalf of the government. It is state-mandated private surveillance.
The Online Safety Bill is currently passing through the House of Lords. Providers such as WhatsApp and Signal have said they will pull out of the UK rather than break the security of their products.
Time is running out. We only have weeks left to save the use of end-to-end encryption messaging apps in the UK
Take action today. Use this tool to email a member of the House of Lords. The tool will randomly select a peer from a list of members of the House of Lords who have expressed an interest in the bill.
Please send them a personal message asking them to amend the 'spy clause' 110 in the bill.
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