UK snooping bill key amendment defeated

    Date14 Jul 2000
    CategoryGovernment
    5191
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    An amendment to the so-called snooping bill requiring the Home Secretary to sign all warrants requesting decryption codes was defeated by just one vote in the House of Lords yesterday. The amendment, defeated by 120 votes to 119, related to a . . . An amendment to the so-called snooping bill requiring the Home Secretary to sign all warrants requesting decryption codes was defeated by just one vote in the House of Lords yesterday. The amendment, defeated by 120 votes to 119, related to a critical point in the controversy surrounding the government's Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill, which would allow law enforcement agencies to monitor internet-based communication.
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