Re: Drawing attention
There is something else going on that they want to draw attention from
Good point, and I always think that when we are encouraged to laugh at the idiocy of legislators.
You need look no further than this legislation itself to see more worrying things than 'banning compression'.
It wouldn't take much to remove the obvious idiocies while still leaving legislation that has serious impacts, such as :
1) Establishing the principle that law enforcement has the right to demand (with appropriate paperwork) any information that is theoretically available.
2) Legitimises the worst examples of telemetry gathering that we've seen so far (eg Windows 10), and indeed (it could be argued) requires such data gathering.
3) Establishes that 'privacy' in the context even of your own local PC is not an absolute thing, but is defined by current legislation.
Enough there to be concerned about, I think.