The UK Home Office Adopts a Hack Free Policy for the Police

The UK Sunday Times Online reports that the “The Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant.”. Seems like the Home Office has adopted this policy after an EU council of ministers in Brussels has approved this policy to be used across the EU. This allows police ‘remote searching’ on computers…

In my opinion the issue here is that warrents are not needed for this activity. This removes the balances the justice system has (through the courts which grant those warrents) over the police and opens a room for misuse.


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