Write to your MP about the threats to our online security and privacy

In an era where personal privacy is constantly under siege, it's crucial to stand up for our digital rights. Criminals are after your personal data, but thankfully, tech companies are working to fortify our online security with features like end-to-end encryption. These measures safeguard our photos and private conversations from falling into the wrong hands.

Yet, the UK government's stance on these security advancements is alarming. With the Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill they aim to wield new legal powers to obstruct the roll-out of vital security updates. Their motive? To carve secret backdoors, granting unprecedented access to your private communications.

Don't just take our words for this, here is what both Apple and Tech UK have to say about the bill in evidence they submitted to Parliament:

Apple : "In addition to impacting the safety of billions of users around the world who rely on security technologies developed by Apple and other companies, the Bill in its current form would undermine fundamental human rights. In fact, just this year, the European Court of Human Rights held that requiring a company to provide a means to decrypt all encrypted communications on its platform violated the right to privacy in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights".

Tech UK: “This could impede the ability of techUK members to modify products and services over time to protect users from active security threats, to innovate, and enhance their services for their users."

This isn't the behaviour of a democratic government; it echoes authoritarian regimes. Granting such control over software not only undermines our cybersecurity but also erodes the foundations of democracy itself. We cannot overlook the fact that any backdoor, no matter how well-intentioned, will inevitably be exploited by malicious actors.

The aftermath of the Snowden revelations serves as a stark reminder. Trust that powers won't be abused has been shattered. The UK government's pursuit of unchecked spying capabilities prioritizes its interests over our fundamental right to privacy, and online security.

It's time to take action. Reach out to your MP today and demand they oppose these authoritarian measures. Our cybersecurity, privacy, economic innovation, and democratic values are at stake. Stand with us in safeguarding our digital future.