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Encryption is for ‘Real People’

(HRW) – In a recent op-ed, United Kingdom Home Secretary Amber Rudd argued strong encryption was thwarting the government’s ability to monitor terrorists and criminals. Rudd expressed skepticism about the need for end-to-end encryption, reasoning that “real people” don’t prioritize security in…

Punishing UK Women When Condoms Fail

(HRW) – British-based pharmacy mega-chain Boots is refusing to follow in the footsteps of its competitors and lower prices for the morning-after pill, citing fear of a moralistic public backlash. Now they are facing a firestorm of controversy. In a letter responding to calls…

UK drug strategy raises human rights fears

(Reprieve) – The Government’s 2017 drug strategy could risk contributing to the death penalty for drug offences overseas, human rights organization Reprieve has said. The UK’s new drug strategy, released today, commits the Government to “taking new action” overseas on counter-narcotics,…