New Online Safety Bill brings enormous privacy risk


In the Media

IEA research quoted by Investors Chronicle

In the Media

Len Shackleton writes for CapX

Matthew Lesh quoted by Web Pro News

IEA Director of Public Policy and Communications Matthew Lesh has been quoted by Web Pro News in their piece covering the security risks of the new Online Safety Bill.

Web Pro News quoted:

“The government’s claims on encryption are delusional. The Online Safety Bill empowers Ofcom to require scanning of private messages — undermining encryption and potentially leading the likes of WhatsApp and Signal to leave the U.K. 

“There is no magic technological solution in existence or development that can protect user privacy while scanning their messages. It’s a contradiction in terms.”

You can read the full article here. Matthew’s take was also featured in WiredGov.