PC-Unitsource: BBC Tech News
published: 8 January 2016

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have expressed concerns to the UK Parliament over the draft Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill).

The firms are worried about the phrasing of proposals on encryption, bulk collection of data and openness. The submission joins another, from Apple, which challenges the reach of the draft legislation.

If passed, the IP Bill would overhaul rules on how authorities access people’s communications.

The five firms form part of a coalition called Reform Government Surveillance(RGS) which aims to promote a series of principles on how governments should collect communications data on their citizens.

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