The UK’s National Crime Agency tried to compel suspected hacker Lauri Love to hand over his password in civil proceedings.
In the past few months, we’ve learned more about UK police use of "equipment interference" through discussion of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
All kinds of government agencies beyond law enforcement could request data under the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
The police think that journalists are "domestic extremists" and are keeping files on them as if they're criminals.
The UK government is considering legislation around drones, and especially the data UAVs can collect.
The latest UK case of refusing to hand over crypto-keys shows how widely a law originally intended as a counter-terrorism measure can be applied.