Dominic Grieve QC MP
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Intelligence and Security Committee publishes detailed report on 2017 terrorist attacks

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has just published its report on the terrorist attacks which took place in the UK last year. The UK suffered five serious terrorist attacks at Westminster, Manchester Arena, London Bridge, Finsbury Park and Parsons Green. In...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018
David Anderson QC
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David Anderson QC publishes detailed report on terrorist attacks of March-June 2017

Following the terrorist attacks that took place on the UK mainland between March and June this year, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd commissioned former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, David Anderson QC, to provide independent assurance of the internal MI5 and police...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
Phillip Wood MBE
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Living in ‘The Ideal World’

Imagine an ideal and risk-free world in which everyone would be charitable and mutually supportive. Everyone would be compassionate and friendly towards each other and malice would be rare (if it existed at all). It would be a world without envy or competition for status and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2016
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond
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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomes Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has found in favour of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and GCHQ on all points of law in a case brought by Privacy International and a group of seven Internet Service Providers. The IPT’s ruling made clear that the legal regime...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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Intelligence and Security Committee issues damning verdict on Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has now published its detailed assessment report on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, with the latter representing the first major piece of legislation governing the security and intelligence agencies’ powers in over...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
The Government's Draft Bill
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Home Secretary introduces “landmark” draft Investigatory Powers Bill to Parliament

Today, the Conservative Government has introduced “landmark legislation” designed to provide law enforcement bodies and the security and intelligence agencies with the investigatory powers they need to keep us all safe and fight crime in the digital age. The draft...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
Andrew Parker: MI5's Director General
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Director General focuses on “a modern MI5” during Lord Mayor’s Defence and Security Lecture

Andrew Parker, the Director General of MI5, has delivered the annual Lord Mayor’s Defence and Security Lecture in London. In a speech entitled ‘A Modern MI5’, Parker set out the tools that he believes the Security Service needs to stop terrorism in the online age....
Posted On 29 Oct 2015
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Threat from terrorism “most serious facing Britain in security terms” urges MI5 director general

Earlier today, MI5 director general Andrew Parker gave the first live interview by a serving head of the Security Service in the organisation’s 106-year history. Parker was interviewed at length on BBC Radio 4 and talked about the work of MI5 in keeping the nation safe,...
Posted On 17 Sep 2015
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Investigatory Powers Review highlights law that’s “fragmented, obscure and under constant challenge”

This morning in Parliament, Prime Minister David Cameron published the much-anticipated report of the Investigatory Powers Review. Entitled ‘A Question of Trust’, the document was submitted by David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and a debate...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond speaking at RUSI
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Foreign Secretary praises diligent work of Secret Intelligence Service and GCHQ in RUSI speech

Philip Hammond MP has given a detailed speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in which he praised the work of the Secret Intelligence Service and GCHQ. During his delivery, the Foreign Secretary focused on current threats to British citizens posed by international...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015