The UK Investigatory Powers Act 2016 was introduced with the aim of ensuring that telecommunications operators could assist with national security and law enforcement in the digital age. However, with the exponential growth of global data volumes and fast-paced technological change, the efficacy of these powers has shifted. As a result, the Home Office has opened a public consultation on amended regimes for technical capability notices, data retention notices, and national security. The consultation seeks input on proposed outcomes to improve the effectiveness of these regimes.
The consultation closes on 31 July 2023.
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