"UK Government Quietly Rewrites Hacking Law to Give GCHQ immunity


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Article on Ars Technica reveals that the UK government recently slipped in legislation to the Computer Misuse Act to exempt GCHQ, intelligence officers, and policy from prosecution from hacking into computers and mobiles. According to Privacy International, “It appears no regulators, commissioners responsible for overseeing the intelligence agencies, the Information Commissioner’s Office, industry, NGOs or the public were notified or consulted about the proposed legislative changes… There was no public debate.”

When legislation is “slipped in” under the radar, what can/should people do? Is a protest enough?