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UK Legislation for Real Time Decrypted Surveillance

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A draft version of UK legislation was leaked to the Open Rights Group on 4th May 2017. The document shows the extent of surveillance compliance that Internet Service Providers will be required to provide, including real-time access to customer communications and removal of encryption from their data.

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SCHEDULE 1, Regulation 3(2)
Obligations in relation to warrants under Part 2 or Chapter 1 of Part 6 of the Act
Part 1, Relevant telecommunications operators

4. To  provide  and  maintain  the  capability  to  ensure,  where  practicable,  the  transmission  of communications and secondary data in near real time to a hand-over point as agreed with the person to whom the warrant is addressed.

8. To  provide  and  maintain  the  capability  to  disclose,  where  practicable,  the  content  of communications or secondary data in an intelligible form and to remove electronic protection applied by or on behalf of the telecommunications operator to the communications or data, or to permit the person to whom the warrant is addressed to remove such electronic protection.

 

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