The United Kingdom has for some time taken a leading role in setting the agenda around information security public policy. The latest is the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, that is to regulate in the UK all interception of communications, meta-data access, and even hacking by Law Enforcement — domestic and international. Such regulations impact the work of the PANORAMIX project in terms of defining modern threat models and capabilities, as well as understanding the wider social context in which PANORAMIX technologies might be deployed.
Dr George Danezis from University College London, member of the PANORAMIX consortium, has written a number of block posts, on different aspects of the law:
- Investigatory Powers Bill: The Juicy Bits
- UK Draft IP Bill: The last policy discussion about surveillance before the mass gagging
- UK Draft IP Bill: Who is a telecommunications operator?
Furthermore, Dr Danezis has participated and taken extensive notes that the Scrambling for Safety event that brought together academia, civil society and industry to discuss aspects of the proposed law: