CipherCloud Comment: Fear-driven bills compromise the right to privacy

Recently there have been several comments on the draft of  Investigatory Powers Bill. One such comment comes from Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud. His comment comprised of the idea that such fear-driven bills compromise our right to privacy online, he stated:

“Though the Home Secretary positions the bill as a departure from the ‘snooper’s
charter,’ the word ‘disclosure’ appears 182 times. The push to mandate data
retention by ISPs and to allow warrantless access for investigators will certainly
expand law enforcement’s surveillance capabilities – to the detriment of personal

As a technologist, I believe in the power of technology to solve problems. In times
like these when fear-driven bills compromise the right to privacy, we can look to
security tools, such as encryption, to defend online communications from unwanted

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James Stevenson

Im a Cyber Security enthusiast that loves all things to do with technology. I'm specifically interested in cyber security and ethical hacking.

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