"Dear Adrian Kennard,
We rejected the petition you created – “Will Govnt allow companies to offer communications services which can't be read?”.
It’s not clear what the petition is asking the UK Government or Parliament to do.
We cannot accept your petition as it does not include a clear request for action from the UK Government or Parliament.
You may prefer to contact the Home Office directly to ask your question on this matter."
FFS I was asking the government to ANSWER A SIMPLE QUESTION.
That is what I wanted them to DO!!!
The fact they will not answer this question, and neither will the Home Office, is actually the problem - they keep skirting around the point and not answering it.
Will Govnt allow companies to offer communications services which can't be read?
It was not clear what I am asking the government to do last time?!
I would like the government to ANSWER A SIMPLE QUESTION!
That is what I would like it to do...
The above question - please answer it.
It is possible to send secret/private communications using nothing
more than pen and paper and dice which cannot be read by anyone else,
not even GCHQ or NSA. So terrorists and criminals can communicate
But the Investigatory Powers Bill asks companies to remove any
"protection" someone has applied. This can only serve to invade privacy
of the rest of us!
So the question is whether the government wish to allow iMessage,
WhatsApp, Signal, https, etc, with no intercept, or not?
P.S. If this does not work I'll petition for a system like the petition system to have questions asked from the public at PM question time.
P.P.S. I have sponsor / sign "Provide a means for members of the public to present questions for PM Questions?"