Password Fight

May 16, 2017

Anti-terrorism legislation in the UK requires people to turn over their passwords to laptops and mobile devices when entering the country. Human Rights group, Cage, is challenging the requirement.

“Cage calculates that more than 500,000 British nationals, mainly Muslims, have been detained since the legislation was introduced. But only 0.2% resulted in arrests, it says and, of these, an even smaller percentage were charged.” International Director of Cage, Rabbani, believes the legislation “is not stopping terrorists entering the UK, but as a tool to build up a huge data bank on thousands of UK citizens.”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/14/campaign-group-to-challenge-uk-over-surrender-of-passwords-at-border-control