Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) discreetly changed the covert spying law, enabling it to access private networks without being prosecuted. Last summer, a coalition of privacy groups and service providers took legal action against the British Government regarding concerns over covert cyber spying. During new hearing, apparently, they have changed it in their favor. Public-interest group representative Ben Jaffey claims the changes were hidden in plain sight on purpose, whilst the British Government has denied claims that the laws have been changed to allow information collection agencies a wider span of reach / privacy . The apparently hidden changes finally passed through the parliamentary process in March 2015 when alterations were being made to the Computer Misuse Act. Somehow I see this as an attempt to change the law behind our backs without us noticing, especially with the way the new government came in.