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The UK snuck language into the Computer Misuse Act that would essentially exempt GCHQ, police, and other intelligence officers (the US by proxy) from legal consequences for hacking into computers and mobile phones. Despite requests from Privacy International the UK government quietly passed the changes as secondary legislation in an other bill. Privacy International notes that the change “grants UK law enforcement new leeway to potentially conduct cyber attacks within the UK.” Certainly there is a degree of CYA going on here on the part of the UK.