The Revised IPA 2016 Consultation Response

The UK government conducted a consultation on the Revised Investigatory Powers Act 2016 notices regime, which ran from June 5 until 31 July 2023.

The Internet Society and the Internet Society UK England Chapter are concerned by the proposed revisions to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, because of the intrusive nature of new powers they would establish, and their impact on the digital economy, online trust, and fundamental rights. We maintain that the Investigatory Powers Act cannot be effectively evaluated in isolation from the Online Safety Bill, given that the latter also creates new obligations relating to the design, governance, and security of communication services. Please find our joint submission and high-level recommendations to the proposed revision bellow: