Re: Will the spooks be surprised ..
Yup, I made that very point not long ago.
All you need do is spun up a machine at Azure and send people messages through it and thanks to a shared knowledge of code words you can be spied on with no on knowing what you're saying....or forget the computers and have a meet up in the pub.
If this law goes ahead it'll do three things:
1. End a lot of business in the UK as other people do business elsewhere, scared that their data is being leaked.
2. Someone outside the security services will find a way to exploit it
3. Make a lot of extra work for IT people.
This will become the Government's own superfish scandal.