Theresa May could push through extreme internet regulation while people are distracted by the current political situation, according to activists.
The Prime Minister might use her May to launch wide-ranging internet controls aimed at ‘regulating cyberspace’ and giving security services more powers – which includes weakening security and increasing censorship – as a way of restoring some of “image as a tough leader”, the Open Rights Group has warned.
The prime minister might look to automatically censor the internet, for instance, and weaken security in a way that “could put all of us at a great risk of crime”, it said.
Despite failing to win a majority at the recent election, Ms May has suggested that she will keep going with her extreme plans. And she might do so specifically because the government’s majority is “fragile”, he said.
Such decisions would help make Ms May look strong and serve as …