UK law could ban Apple security updates worldwide due to 'unprecedented overreach'

Apple is no stranger to controversy, especially involving government agencies. But the new proposals could aim to have an “unprecedented” impact on the tech giants.

A number of amendments have been proposed to the UK's Investigatory Powers Act (IPA), which would require Apple (and other companies) to 'restrict the UK government's access to this data. You will be required to notify the UK authorities if you plan to make any updates. There are no updates that affect users outside the UK. ” ars technica. Essentially, if a security or privacy update does not give the UK government unrestricted access to user data, the UK government can reject that update. And this applies to UK consumers as well as non-UK consumers.

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