Something extraordinary recently happened in the U.K., and I am not talking
about Brexit. On Nov. 29, following passage by Parliament, Her Majesty the Queen
signed into law the Investigatory Powers Bill.
Known to critics as the
“Snoopers Charter,” the act is possibly one of the most far-reaching
surveillance laws ever passed by a democratic nation. While some sections of the
act received Royal Assent on Nov. 29, the act will come into force in stages,
initially as early as the end of this year.