On April 1st, the Sunday Times reported that the Home Office was planning to implement mass nationwide interception of communications in the UK. Security minister James Brokenshire confirmed the following day that this was no April Fool - the Communications Capabilities Development Programme would require ISPs and mobile network providers to collect everyone's communications, all of the time. A flood of media coverage ensued; here is a more detailed historical timeline.
This will be the ninth Scrambling for Safety conference. The goal is to bring together a variety of stakeholders interested in surveillance policy for an open exchange of views. The conference is open to the public, please register if you would like to attend.
The conference is free for members of the public to attend, but capacity is limited to 200 places and previous SfS conferences have been
very oversubscribed. Please register here to guarantee your place.
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