Category Archives: Counter-terrorism policy

May wants new security treaty with EU next year

British PM says treaty is necessary to ensure military, intelligence and counter-terrorism cooperation after Brexit

Theresa May has called for a new security treaty with the European Union that should be up and running next year to ensure military, intelligence and counter-terrorism cooperation after London leaves the bloc.

“The key aspects of our future partnership in this area will already be effective from 2019,” the British prime minister told top European and US officials at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

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UK mass digital surveillance regime ruled unlawful

Judges say snooper’s charter lacks adequate safeguards around accessing personal data

Appeal court judges have ruled the government’s mass digital surveillance regime unlawful in a case brought by the Labour deputy leader, Tom Watson.

Liberty, the human rights campaign group which represented Watson in the case, said the ruling meant significant parts of theInvestigatory Powers Act 2016 – known as the snooper’s charter – are effectively unlawful and must be urgently changed.

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May calls again for tech firms to act on encrypted messaging

Focus shifts to smaller platforms that can ‘quickly become home to criminals and terrorists’

Theresa May has signalled her desire to crack down on encrypted messaging apps, arguing that the services provide a safe haven for terrorists and extremists and hinting that the government may take more concrete action if developers do not act themselves.

Sound familiar? The prime minister has had her favourite dead horse shipped out to Davos, ready for another flogging.

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Source: gadt