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UK case for holding terror suspects 'misleading'

发布时间:2019-03-02 01:08:10来源:未知点击:

The UK government’s stated case for holding terror suspects longer than 14 days without charge is misleading, according to a top computer security specialist. When home secretary Charles Clarke was trying to persuade the House of Commons to extend the detention period to 90 days, he argued that this was needed to break into encrypted files on suspects’ computers. MPs voted against the government’s planned increase, but backed a compromise 28-day limit. But Ross Anderson, professor of security engineering at the University of Cambridge,